Hydrogen as a fuel

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I don't get this. What do you mean they're not allowed? With $80k (I believe) I could walk into a California Toyota or Hyundai dealer and buy a hydrogen car right away. Over 20,000 Mirai's have already been sold.
 
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From now until the end of March, Toyota is offering a $20,000 incentive when taking advantage of Toyota financing. On its own, this brings the effective base price down to $30,495, or $46,995 for the Limited (yes, that trim level really is $16,500 more). But wait, there are government tax rebates to be taken into account here, too. The U.S. government will hand you an $8,000 federal tax credit, and the state of California (the only state you can buy the Mirai in) will shovel another $4,500 your way next tax season. Those two taken into account, you’re looking at an effective base price of $17,995. The Limited goes down to $34,495 after you collect those rebates, which is a wild deal versus the car’s $66,995 starting price, but its extras are hardly necessary and surprisingly few given the $16,500 premium. In other words, just stick with that $17,995 XLE.


This gets even harder to say no to when you remember that Toyota is offering every Mirai buyer or lessee a $15,000 fuel credit. Buyers will have six years to redeem the card, while lessees will have three. All owners will also get 21 days of free car rentals should they need to go further than the Mirai allows (357-mile range with the Limited trim and 402 miles with an XLE).


This is starting to get ridiculous, but CarsDirect also reports that Toyota is offering zero-interest financing for up to 72 months. The cost of ownership for this brand new and extremely nice hydrogen car is dizzyingly cheap right now. Using the “it’s a steal” cliche is too applicable in this the situation to forego saying it.
 

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Audio on my PC is broken, so I couldn't get the whole message. Was wondering if this video mentions anything about:
1) building a hydrogen refueling infrastructure.
2) recertifying or replacing the tanks.
3) durability / maintainability of system components.
 

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