The Mirai has been acquired with support from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2 ME) and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCHJU).

The university will use the Mirai both on the road, learning about its emissions-free performance on journeys between its London campuses, and as a research resource in its work with the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell SUPERGEN Hub.

This multidisciplinary organisation brings together academics and industry experts to explore how hydrogen and fuel cells can overcome challenges to deliver cost-competitive, low-carbon technologies to help create a more secure UK energy landscape.

Professor Nigel Brandon, Dean of Imperial College London’s Faculty of Engineering, said: “We’re committed to advancing both sustainable road transport and hydrogen technologies and are delighted to host a car that helps mitigate climate change, improves local air quality and helps meet international energy and environmental policy goals.”