With this transfer, Toyota’s commitment to the hydrogen industry materializes and makes ARPA a strategic partner.
With the 2nd generation Mirai, all the companies that go hand in hand with Toyota Spain in the promotion of hydrogen as an energy vector will have a vehicle with greater autonomy and more efficient, with the latest fuel cell technology.
Toyota Spain has delivered a 2nd generation Toyota Mirai to Arpa at its facilities in Zaragoza. The delivery ceremony took place on October 3, around noon. After the handover of the Mirai by the President and CEO of Toyota Spain, Miguel Carsi, there was a visit to the ARPA factory and a lunch at the facilities of the company.
The vehicle was handed over to Clara Arpa, CEO of ARPA, who was accompanied by César Fernández, General Manager, Teresa Berdié, Communications Director, and Jesús Montero, from the company’s R&D department. On behalf of Toyota, in addition to Miguel Carsi, Berta Domínguez, One Team & Corporate General Manager, Sandra García, Hydrogen & Corporate Senior Manager and Jaime Pérez, Hydrogen & Corporate Senior Specialist were present.
ARPA continues to be at the forefront in the leadership of decarbonization, its entity is already a benchmark, and the incorporation of the 2nd generation Toyota Mirai, comes to increase the project to promote hydrogen as an energy vector. The incorporation of this vehicle means the renewal of its fleet, since it already had a 1st generation Toyota Mirai. In Spain there are 23 vehicles, the only one outside Madrid is this one.
Another company that also has a 2nd generation Mirai is Sumitomo Corporation Spain. In addition, Enagás, Urbaser and Carburos Metálicos will also have their new Mirai in a short period of time. ARPA will be the first to have it.
By having a 2nd generation Mirai, the companies with which Toyota Spain promotes the use of hydrogen are working to position this energy as a pillar for decarbonization in the short and medium term, having the latest fuel cell technology in a more efficient vehicle with greater autonomy.
ARPA is a leading company in the development of hydrogen vehicles. Since 2015 they have been working on green hydrogen technologies, with on-site generation equipment mainly for renewable energy surpluses. For this reason, they are leaders in engineering design and manufacturing of infrastructure for the production, storage, understanding and dispensing of green hydrogen. ARPA has already incorporated less than a month ago a H2 forklift, in addition to having participated in the most cutting-edge projects in Spain, such as the dispensing of the first hydrogen train, the participation in the ZEM project (passivhaus habitability base with hydrogen fuel cell to be located at the Castilla base in Antarctica of the Spanish Army), projects in hospitals, etc. ……
One of the next projects to be carried out together with CISC, will be the opening of the first Hydrogen Generator both at 350 Bar and 700 Bar open to the public, which will be located in one of the service stations of Zoilo Rios Group located in Zaragoza. Together with this Group, ARPA and Zoilo Rios have created a new company called SHiE, in charge of supplying the hydrogen to refuel the new Mirai they will use. Finally, it should be noted that in ARPA it is a reality that SMEs can take firm steps towards decarbonization.
The new Mirai, launched in spring 2021, takes Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell technology to new horizons and also appeals directly to the emotions of its owners, both because of its design, which is completely different from that of the 1st generation, and because it offers a more rewarding driving experience.
offers a more rewarding and exciting driving experience, all with zero emissions.
Thanks to an extensively redesigned fuel cell system, a highly intelligent configuration and greater aerodynamic efficiency, its range can reach up to 650 km, with no emissions other than water vapor and a recharging time of between 3 and 5 minutes.
Compared to the 1st generation Mirai, the new one has three hydrogen tanks instead of two, which means 22% more capacity (5.6 kg), thus offering a 30% longer range (650 km according to WLTP), is 9% more powerful (134 kW / 180 hp DIN) and has a fuel cell with 12% more power (128 kW), while its battery is lithium-ion and has an energy density 27% higher (DC 310.8 V).
In addition, its fuel consumption is 10% lower (0.79 kg/100 km). One of the most surprising gadgets of the 2nd generation Mirai is that it compares the kilometers traveled with the air purified for X number of runners, so that 10,000 km traveled means purifying the air that a person breathes for a year.
Let’s Go Beyond
The Toyota Mirai is the spearhead of the energy shift towards a hydrogen-based society that Toyota is committed to. Under its ‘Let’s Go Beyond’ vision, Toyota wants to go beyond zero-emission vehicles, with the goal of achieving a connected, zero-emission society based on hydrogen. Toyota’s electrification roadmap, with its sights set on a zero-emission society, outlines how the company wants to achieve a society in which electrified technologies are the basis of mobility.
On this road to electrification, Toyota is collaborating with all kinds of companies whose goals are also geared towards a more efficient world. Such is the case of the other five partners with which it shares the Manoteras hydrogen plant project.