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Roseville Toyota among first California dealerships to get hydrogen-fueled Mirai cars

In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, a Toyota Motor Corp.'s new fuel cell vehicle Mirai drives through its showroom test course in Tokyo.
In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, a Toyota Motor Corp.'s new fuel cell vehicle Mirai drives through its showroom test course in Tokyo. AP

Roseville Toyota will be among eight California auto dealerships to receive the automaker’s groundbreaking hydrogen fuel cell vehicle this fall.

The Roseville store overseen by longtime local dealer John L. Sullivan’s automotive group will take delivery of the Toyota Mirai in October, the Toyota’s U.S. headquarters said Wednesday.

Northern California dealerships in Sunnyvale, San Jose and San Francisco also will be among the first to sell the Mirai, a hydrogen-fueled sedan equipped with an electric motor. It emits only water vapor.

In a release, Toyota said the dealerships were selected “based on advanced technology vehicle sales experience and proximity to hydrogen infrastructure.”

California is the initial target market for the limited-production Mirai. Toyota said it expects to sell 3,000 nationwide through 2017.

Toyota said Golden State consumers will be able to place requests for the vehicle this summer at toyota.com/mirai.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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