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6/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Toyota Mirai

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6/10
Overall verdict
The future has arrived, and it’s expensive. Will it ‘do a Prius’ for fuel cell cars?
 

For: 

Response, ride, interior quality, warm glow that you’re saving the planet

Against: 

Heavy, expensive, polarizing design, refuelling it

Overview

What is it?

It’s the car we’ll all be driving in several decades time. Well perhaps not this precise one, but you get the idea. Powered by the world’s most advanced hydrogen fuel cell, it’s a fully-fledged production car – yours for £66,000 – although Toyota expects to only sell 100 of them a year in Europe. OK, so the Mirai is a challenging thing to look at, but the low sales expectations are down to the lack of hydrogen filling stations and that sky-high price, rather than any fault with the way it works. At present there are only three stations in the UK capable of topping up your Mirai, although the long-term goal is 65 across the UK by 2020.  

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