The Toyota Mirai has been declared the 2016 World Green Car of the year at a press conference hosted by the NY International Auto Show. It has been elected by a jury of 73 international automotive journalists from 23 countries.
Toyota Mirai was chosen from an initial entry list of eight new vehicles from all over the world, then from a short list of three finalists that included the winner as well as the new Toyota Prius.
With a focus on the next 100 years of automobiles, Toyota has proceeded with the development of a vehicle that offers a new, unique value. Emitting nothing else than water vapour, the Mirai is a pioneering vehicle that will contribute to a Hydrogen Energy Society. In addition to its advanced fuel cell technology and environmental performance, the Mirai is fun to drive, has a futuristic design that clearly marks it as an FCV, and offers a quiet and comfortable ride. Launched in Europe in September 2015, the Mirai is already available for lease or purchase in the UK, Germany and Denmark. Its commercialisation is about to start in Belgium, Holland, Norway and Sweden. Mirai is also sold in Japan and the United States.