Toyota says the record demonstrates hydrogen fuel cell technology as a leading solution for long distance driving with zero emissions.
The journey started on May 26 at 5:43 am from the HYSETCO hydrogen station in Orly and finished after driving 1,003 km on one single fill.
The 1,003 zero-emission kilometres were driven on public roads, south of Paris and in the Loir-et-Cher and Indre-et-Loire areas, and the distance and consumption were certified by an independent authority.
Green hydrogen was used during the record attempt and the average fuel consumption was 0.55 kg/100km, with Mirai being able to store 5.6 kg of hydrogen.
The new Mirai is the second-generation fuel cell electric vehicle from Toyota. It offers more performance, a sleeker and more dynamic design and new driving dynamics compared to the first-generation product.
In addition, the increased efficiency of the fuel cell system, together with higher hydrogen storage capacity and better aerodynamics, contribute to an increase of driving range to around 650 km under normal driving conditions, with less than 5 minutes refuelling time at a 700 bar refuelling station.
To achieve this 1,003 km driving distance record, Toyota said the drivers adopted an “eco-driving” style but no special techniques that could not be used by everyday drivers.
Earlier in the month, Hyundai Nexo set the record for longest distance travelled by a hydrogen-powered car. Nexo registered 887.5 kilometres on the odometer.