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Featured Toyota offering $40,000 off Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell hybrid electric vehicles (FCHEVs)

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by Gokhan, Feb 16, 2024.

  1. Gokhan

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    Looked to me like the top level trim regular Prius (5) in 2012 was $40K. I took a Prius C for a test and talked to the salesman while driving it, about the possibility of a C with a plug. I think I've told this story at least twice here already. You should have seen some of the reasons other priuschat members gave why a plug-in C would not sell or work as well as the Prius Plug-in. Guess we'll never know.
     
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    The Mirai broke all kinds of records at almost 2800 sold or leased in the US in 2023. With problems in the hydrogen fueling system that may be all the people that want fcv in the US for personal use. By the end of last year numbers were already falling off a cliff.

    By The Numbers | Hydrogen Fuel Cell Partnership
    Cumulatively there have only been 18,000 fcv sold or leased in the US (most of them toyotas), with only 55 retail stations many of them not working. There are 113 funded by the government in construction to mearly planned. That means at most 3x more unless the breakthroughs promised actually come, and they don't look like they are coming.

    3000 looks pretty bad compared to 1.1 Million plug in sales last year of which 80% were bevs, 20% phevs. Toyota is discounting the mirai because few want them and they don't yet want to admit total defeat.

    If Toyota had invested heavily in phevs then sure a prius c prime might have made sense. As it is now few want a smaller plug-in, and the weight of the batteries and cost of the system makes a lot more sense in a prius and rav4 prime. Still I agree, I wish toyota had invested more, but here in 2024 there would be little appetite for a prius c, plug in or otherwise.
     
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    its possible the shutdown of most of the infrastructure and filling locations might have something to do with this

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    they should bury one in a time capsule so that people in the distant future can dig it up and have a laugh
     
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    Ya gotta buy the $72K Mirai to get the $40K rebate. There's only a $20K rebate for the $52K Mirai. Still can't figure out how there's a $20K jump in price from one base model to top of the line. Gold toilet seats????
    Not for me, since there's only a single hydrogen station within a 60 mile radius of me.:oops::censored::LOL::whistle: I wonder how long that one is going to stay in business.:ROFLMAO::sleep::sick:
     
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