German chancellor angela merkel visits toyota stand at the frankfurt motorshow to see the world's first mass-produced hydrogen-powered car — toyota mirai

Frankfurt, Germany, September 17, 2015 — Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 has been marked by a special visit to the Toyota stand: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has come today to the Messe's Hall 8 to take a look at the Toyota Mirai - the world's first mass-produced hydrogen-powered car.

Mrs Merkel has been welcomed and given a broad explanation of the benefits of the advanced technology by Dr. Johan van Zyl, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe.

Mrs Merkel, having a doctorate degree in Physics, was impressed by the potential use of hydrogen, which also can make an important contribution to the ecological mobility targets of the Federal government. Toyota Mirai will be available already as of middle October in Germany, one of the first European markets for the trailblazing technology.

Sales Outline Europe

Launch: September 2015

Markets: UK, D, DK for 2015, Belgium will follow in 2016 and more markets to be added as the hydrogen infrastructure develops

Annual volume: 50 — 100 cars/year in 2015 and 2016

Price: 66,000 &euro + VAT (Germany)