The city of West Hollywood is adding a Toyota Mirai zero emission hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to its fleet. It will be in service for a demonstration period, which began on November 16, 2016 and continues through December 13, 2016. The Mirai has been provided to the city by Toyota in an aim to raise awareness about this new environmentally conscious automotive technology.
“Among the city of West Hollywood’s most important core values is responsibility for the environment,” said city of West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister. “And, if that happens to come in a fun-to-drive package — well, that is even better! Adding this hydrogen car to our pool of city vehicles for testing will give us the opportunity to assess whether we can incorporate hydrogen cars into our permanent fleet and build on our current efforts to reduce our impact on the environment.”
The nearest stations open to the public are located in the city of Los Angeles at 7751 Beverly Boulevard (near Fairfax Avenue) and 5700 Hollywood Boulevard (near Western Avenue). The Mirai features an on-board hydrogen station locator, as well. It offers an EPA-estimated 67 miles per gallon equivalent (mpge) city/highway/combined and an EPA-estimated driving range rating of 312 miles on a single fill of hydrogen.
The inclusion of alternative fuel cars in the vehicle pool is part of the city’s larger “Go Green” initiative, which is aimed at advancing and promoting principles of sustainability and environmentalism.
Source: City of West Hollywood