With the 2016 Toyota Mirai hitting dealerships this October, customers interested in buying or leasing one of these hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles can now put one on order. Production of the zero-emission sedan will be limited to just 3,000 units for the U.S. market (5,700 units globally) through 2017, so Toyota is encouraging “select, eligible customers” to sign up early, which they can do here.

For now, the Mirai will only be available through just eight Toyota dealers, all located in California (near L.A. and San Francisco), but earlier this year, Toyota mentioned plans to offer the vehicle in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. According to a map on Toyota’s website, there are currently just three hydrogen fueling stations (all in the L.A. area), but an additional 46 are planned in California, stretching from San Diego up to around Lake Tahoe.

Upon its introduction, the 2016 Toyota Mirai will be priced at $57,500 – not including any applicable state or federal tax incentives – or a $499 per month for a 36-month lease with $3,649 down. Despite its limited production and high starting price, the Mirai will surely be popular among environmentally minded drivers, with a range of 300 miles, five minutes to refuel and exhaust emissions that consist solely of water vapor.

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Why it matters

As an undisputed leader in hybrid vehicles, Toyota has remained relatively quiet in the electric vehiclefront, but that could all change with the introduction of the 2016 Toyota Mirai. The Mirai could very well end up being to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles what the Prius was to hybrid electric cars almost 15 years ago.

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Press Release

Want a Mirai? All those in favor, say aye! California trailblazers waiting to get behind the wheel of Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, the Mirai, now have a destination for pick up and pre-order.

In October 2015, Mirai will roll into select Toyota dealerships in the Golden State. Northern California drivers will meet Mirai at San Francisco Toyota, Roseville Toyota, Stevens Creek Toyota or Toyota of Sunnyvale. Farther south, Longo Toyota, Toyota Santa Monica, Toyota of Orange and Tustin Toyota will welcome Mirai customers. These initial dealers were selected based on advanced technology vehicle sales experience and proximity to hydrogen infrastructure.

But why wait until October? Beginning this summer, California customers can request a Mirai by visiting www.toyota.com/mirai. Production of the Mirai is limited and vehicles will be placed with select, eligible customers. Therefore, drivers are encouraged to make their requests early to save a potential parking spot in transportation history. Customers can visit www.toyota.com/mirai today to sign up for more information and notification of exact order request launch timing in the coming months. All Mirais will be sold and delivered through the authorized Mirai dealer of the customer’s choice.

Mirai U.S. sales volume is planned for approximately 3,000 units through 2017.

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