Toyota announced today that production of its Mirai fuel cell car will be ramped up. The hydrogen-powered sedan was launched in Japan on December 15th and will be introduced in the U.S. and other selected markets during 2015.
This year, Toyota will build 700 units, a number that will increase to approximately 2,000 in 2016 and around 3,000 in 2017.
Toyota made this decision to reflect the level of demand for the Mirai, considering 1,500 orders were received in the first month of sales in Japan.
Sales plans for the various global markets will be formulated by taking into consideration the level of hydrogen infrastructure development, energy policies, car purchasing subsidies, consumer demand, environmental regulations, and other factors in each region.