Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel car drives onto Californian roads for the first time

The first of the latest model of Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel car was released onto Lancaster, California roads as a result of a partnership with the City of Lancaster. As a result of this partnership, Lex Heslin became the first person there to drive the fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV). Only a fortunate handful of motorists were able to get behind the wheel of the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel car. Heslin was the first and is a senior project developer at the Swiss/Japanese energy company Hitachi Zosen Inova. At the moment, Heslin is working with the City of Lancaster in its efforts to become the first Hydrogen City, while broadening its FCEV market. Lancaster, California has long worked to be a green energy pioneer. This has been particularly true across the last ten years. “Our current energy alternatives are not enough to reach our goals. We see hydrogen as a viable solution that will reduce carbon emissions not only for our residents but everyone — improving the air we breathe, providing secure and reliable energy, and creating skilled jobs within the industry,” said its mayor, R. Rex Parris. Read more here.