Toyota's Mirai is proof that hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are a viable transportation option -- but it's not yet ready for widespread use. It is the first fuel cell car available to purchase in the U.S., and follows other FC models that were only available to lease.
The Mirai takes just a few minutes to refill rather than the hours to recharge a conventional EV. And the Mirai's 275-mile range exceeds most EVs by a wide margin. Even better: The only tailpipe emission is water vapor.
But hydrogen stations are so few and far between that the Mirai (or any other FC car) is not viable for most consumers. It might work for those who live near a hydrogen station. Even getting beyond the hydrogen hurdle, we found the Mirai very compromised in terms of the way it drives and in its interior accommodations.