It's debatable which cars the 2015 Toyota Mirai competes with.
The only zero-emission vehicles over $50,000 are the Tesla Model S range, which are better-looking, offer far higher performance, can hold five people, and benefit from an expanding Supercharger network of DC fast-charging stations.
The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid expected toward the end of this year is closer to the Mirai in size, packaging, and performance, but will have limited electric-only range.
The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt, which will go on sale around the same time as the Mirai, will have the most electric range of any plug-in hybrid, and is likely to be far cheaper than the Mirai--but both it and the Prius have gasoline engines.
Then there's the Nissan Leaf, the world's best-selling battery-electric car--but its range is only a third to a quarter that of the Mirai.
At the other end of the cost scale, there's the plug-in hybrid version of the Porsche Panamera S luxury sport sedan--but we doubt that potential Porsche owners will consider the Mirai for long, if at all.
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