Starting this summer, both Norway and Sweden will start deliveries, following other European countries that have introduced the Toyota Mirai in 2015 (UK, Germany and Denmark) or early 2016 (Belgium).
In Norway, the launch of the fuel cell car comes at a time when on top of the 5 existing hydrogen stations in the east of the country, two local hydrogen providers (HYOP and Uno-x) have committed to add more than 20 hydrogen stations across the country by 2020. The hydrogen stations are also expected to be a priority in the 2018-2029 National Transport Plan that comes with additional funding. With the Mirai, Toyota customers in Norway can enjoy the same benefits of electric vehicles, i.e. VAT and tax exemptions on purchase, access to bus lanes and free toll.
Sweden already has a number of hydrogen stations in cities such as Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, with more in the pipeline to open later this year (Mariestad and an additional station in the capital Stockholm). In this country, hydrogen can easily be sourced as it is locally produced 100% based on renewable energy, just like in Denmark.
After Nordic countries, next one in Europe will be the Netherlands to follow later this year.