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Toyota Mirai arriving in California by October

The Japanese automaker has listed eight California dealers as its initial US launch partners.

Toyota has announced its initial US launch dealers for the hydrogen-powered Mirai.

The Japanese automaker has listed eight different dealers, all located in California, that will begin selling the fuel-cell vehicle sometime in October. Northern California showrooms include San Francisco Toyota, Roseville Toyota, Stevens Creek Toyota and Toyota of Sunnyvale, while SoCal partners include Longo Toyota, Toyota Santa Monica, Toyota of Orange and Tustin Toyota.

"These initial dealers were selected based on advanced technology vehicle sales experience and proximity to hydrogen infrastructure," the company said.

The Mirai allocation for the US market is said to be limited to jut 3,000 units through 2017. Global production is reportedly set at just 700 units for 2015, and into the thousands by 2016 and 2017. The company is believed to have received over 1,500 orders in Japan alone.

Each unit will cost $57,500 in the US market, likely below the actual production cost. The Mirai is hand assembled at the former Lexus LFA factory in Japan, at a rate of just three units per day.

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