Private hire company Green Tomato Cars has clocked up 50,000 miles of fault-free service in its Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car.
The car was given a clean bill of health at its routine service, carried out by Currie Motors at its Toyota-approved workshop in Isleworth, and it was soon back in the hands of its regular driver, Theo Ellis.
Ellis said: “Over the past two years I’ve been driving on average 130 miles a day and estimate that I’ve driven around 50 passengers around London per week in this amazing car.
"That adds up to about 5,000 passenger Mirai experiences in total. It’s also been very quick to refuel, taking less than four minutes, and I typically get 300 miles from a full tank.”
Toyota GB presented Ellis with a scale 3D-printed model of himself in the Mirai to mark its latest milestone.
Jonny Goldstone, founder and CEO of Green Tomato Cars, said: “When we decided to be the first private hire company in Europe to take on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, we were excited at the prospect of providing zero emission transport in such an innovative vehicle, but the Mirai has far exceeded our expectations.
"In terms of comfort, driving experience, ease of refuelling and range it’s been a revelation – and most importantly, our passengers just love it.”