Commemorating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, representatives from the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) and Toyota Motor Company drove a Toyota Mirai FCV on a Capital-Capital-Capital tour from the nation's capital in Washington, D.C., to the capitals of Richmond, Virginia, and Annapolis, Maryland.
This drive, conducted on Tuesday, October 4th, demonstrated the long-range, zero-emission driving capabilities of the Toyota Mirai, from the nation's capital, Washington, D.C, to the the capitals of Virginia, in Richmond, and the capital of Maryland, in Annapolis.
This long-distance trip was able to be taken in one day thanks to the availability of a demonstration hydrogen fueling station in Washington, D.C.
In total, the Toyota Mirai drove 282 miles and averaged nearly 72 miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe) in driving.
Above are photos at different stops along the tour, including the Washington, D.C. fueling station, the Mirai in front of the nation's Capitol building, the Mirai at the Richmond welcome sign, the Mirai at the Virginia State Capitol, a stop at mile marker 100.8 on Interstate 95 (a reference to both the atomic weight of hydrogen - 1.008 and the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day - 10.08), the Mirai at the Maryland State House, and finally a picture showing the cumulative miles driven and MPGe of the trip.