The issue is that the California Energy Commission (CEC) slated 50 stations to be operational by the end of last year, but there are only about a dozen open now where drivers of the Mirai and other fuel-cell vehicles can use throughout the Golden State. So far, eight Toyota dealerships in California, including four each in Northern and Southern California, sell the Mirai, which has a full-tank range of about 300 miles.
The Mirai has an MSRP of $57,500, but incentives from the federal government and the state of California can reduce that number by up to $13,000. At the time Toyota announced plans for US sales of the Mirai in late 2014, Toyota said it expects to sell more than 3,000 of the fuel-cell vehicles by the end of 2017. Despite the hydrogen refueling station deployment crawl and Mirai deliveries slowed down, there's still plenty of time for Toyota to hit its target.