Hydrogen taxis on streets of Hamburg – 25 Toyota Mirai now in operation in Hamburg
(Fuel consumption according to WLTP: hydrogen combined 0.9-0.8 kg/100 km; electricity consumption combined 0 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined according to WLTP 0 g/km).
- Largest taxi company in the Hanseatic city relies on sustainable mobility
- Handover by Toyota partner Autohaus S+K
- Fuel cell cars offer long range and emission-free operation
Hamburg relies on sustainable mobility: with immediate effect, 25 hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai (fuel consumption according to WLTP: hydrogen combined 0.9-0.8 kg/100 km; electricity consumption combined 0 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined according to WLTP 0 g/km) are on the road as taxis in the Hanseatic city.
The fleet of fuel cell limousines was handed over by Autohaus S+K to Hamburg’s largest taxi company Best Taxi. Among others, Anjes Tjarks (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), Senator for Transport and Mobility Change, Ali Simsek, Member of the Hamburg Senate (SPD), Alexander Mönch, President of the DACH region at Free Now, Thomas Schalberger, General Manager Press and Public Relations at Toyota Deutschland GmbH as well as Mathias Süchting and Carsten Schulz from the management of Autohaus S+K took part in the handover.
“In a major city like Hamburg, the taxi industry is an important driver towards sustainable mobility and we are pleased to be able to make our contribution to this development,” says Carsten Schulz, Managing Director of Autohaus S+K GmbH. “Taxis are constantly in use and cover many kilometres every day. Hydrogen fuel cells are a particularly sustainable and practical solution in this respect, which also contributes to improving air quality in the city.”
In its second generation, the Toyota Mirai offers a range of up to 650 kilometres and can be refuelled in just a few minutes. Under the Mirai’s bonnet, a fuel cell converts hydrogen into electrical energy, which in turn powers a 130 kW/182 hp electric motor. The only emissions during the journey are water vapour. The Mirai thus combines practical advantages in terms of range and refuelling with a CO2- and pollutant-free drive and an electric driving experience.
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