On the road in everyday life with the Toyota Mirai: FGVT tests fuel cell vehicle
Saarbrücken, February 05, 2020
The FGVT is now testing the Toyota Mirai (fuel consumption hydrogen combined 0.76 kg/100 km; power consumption combined 0 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 0 g/km). Within the framework of its research project “EM:POWER” (ElektroMobilität: POtenziale durch Wasserstoff ERleben), the university is investigating the everyday suitability of hydrogen-based fuel cell vehicles in rural areas. We have now received the Mirai at Autowelt Saarbrücken. Starting in spring, the leased vehicle will be used in a large-scale pilot test.
The “EM:POWER” research project, which is funded by the State Chancellery of Saarland and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), highlights how suitable this technology already is for everyday use. From spring 2020, 30 selected households from the rural areas of Saarland will each test the fuel cell vehicle for one to two weeks. Before, during and after use, the participants will take part in surveys and interviews; driving data will be analysed and compared. The aim is to take stock of the extent to which and under what conditions hydrogen-based e-vehicles can compete with conventionally powered models.
Toyota Media also reported on this: https://www.toyota-media.de/blog/toyota-modelle/artikel/mit-dem-toyota-mirai-unterwegs-im-alltag