A TOYOTA powered by hydrogen has become the first of its kind to pass the 300 miles per tank mark in official American tests.
The Mirai's combined fuel economy of 67 US mpg makes it good for 312 miles on a single fill-up. In UK figures it translates to 80.5mpg; better than most superminis can manage.
That makes it the longest-range zero-emission production car anywhere in the world, potentially paving the way for development of greater refuelling infrastructure in the developed world.
Jim Lentz, Toyota North America CEO said: “Toyota realised in the early 90s that electrification was key to the future of the automobile.
“Just as Prius introduced hybrid-electric vehicles to millions of customers nearly 20 years ago, Mirai is now poised to usher in a new era of efficient, hydrogen transportation....