Following our recent post about electric vehicles <a href="https://www.livewiremarkets.com/wires/33181" target="_blank" data-event-type="click" data-event="link_click">(VIEW LINK)</a>, a Livewire reader asked if it’s possible that Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles could become the dominant type of zero-emissions vehicle. As the comment noted, Toyota was the first to commercially sell fuel cell vehicles (called the Mirai) while Hyundai leases them out on a limited basis, both starting from last year. The Toyota Mirai is supposed to have a range of 500km on a full tank. In Japan, it retails at JPY6.7m; there’s a JPY2m government subsidy, bringing the price tag closer to the equivalent of US$38,000. However, it retails at US$57,500 in the US (pre-subsidies, etc.), and at EUR60,000 in Germany (before VAT) – certainly nowhere near where the standard Toyota gets priced (closer to US$21k in Germany). As of early this year, there were 23 hydrogen fuelling stations across the US available for automobile use. Read our full comparison between electric and fuel cell vehicles below.