Eleven Toyota Mirai hatchbacks, each with a range of around 300 miles, will be used by the police force in a bid to reduce its environmental impact on London.
The Met is set to clean up the streets with a zero-emission hydrogen-powered police cars
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. – Met police commander said
The cars, which use hydrogen fuel cells to power their electric motors, will be deployed in a variety of roles, with some vehicles wearing full police liveries and others remaining unmarked for covert operations.
Zero Carbon in London
The police will be able to fill their Mirais at just five hydrogen filling stations in the capital, but that number is set to swell in the coming months and years.
The mayor is determined to take the bold action needed to protect Londoners.
From our toxic air and this move highlights how the capital’s emergency services are leading by example and supporting his work towards becoming a zero-carbon city by 2050.