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Enterprise adds Toyota hydrogen cars to UK fleet

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has added 17 Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric cars to its UK fleet as part of a number of initiatives to explore alternative fuels to deliver low and zero-emission transport

The Toyota Mirai saloons will be used in a pilot programme by existing corporate customers in different parts of the UK, by Enterprise Car Club members and by Enterprise employees.

Enterprise works closely with manufacturers to explore how emerging technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells can be deployed in real world scenarios.

The fuel cell on board the Toyota Mirai uses hydrogen to make electricity to power its motor. The car can be refuelled at a hydrogen pump in the same way as a petrol or diesel vehicle, in just three minutes. Mirai creates zero harmful emissions, producing only pure water from the fuel cell process.

Toyota says it has a driving range of around 482 km on a tank of hydrogen fuel.