Metropolitan Police unveils fleet of hydrogen fuel cell cars

The world’s largest fleet of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric police vehicles is being set up by the Metropolitan Police Service. Eleven Toyota Mirai cars will be equipped to work as both marked and unmarked vehicles for overt and covert response, as well as general purpose use. The only tailpipe emission they will produce is water – a by-product of the fuel cell process, turning hydrogen into electricity to power the vehicle.
The cars currently have access to five hydrogen filling stations across the capital – a number that’s set to increase – and will be able to cover approximately 300 miles on a tank of fuel.
Met commander Neil Jerome said: “We are delighted to have taken delivery of 11 of these cars to support policing in London. They are our first entirely zero emission response vehicles and this is an exciting development for us.


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