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Toyota’s statement last week that its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will get 312 miles between fill-ups is a shot across Tesla Motors TSLA +4.04% bow.

Toyota’s Jim Lentz announced on Tuesday at a conference in Colorado that the automaker’s upcoming fuel cell electric vehicle will offer an EPA-estimated 67 miles per gallon equivalent (mpge) city/highway/combined and an EPA-estimated driving range rating of 312 miles on a single fill of hydrogen. The Mirai is due to arrive at dealerships this fall.

That 312-mile range beats the longest-range battery-electric car, the Tesla Model S 85D, which can go 270 miles on a single charge. ”The Mirai is the first zero emission vehicle on the market to top the 300 mile range,” a Toyota spokesperson said in an email.

Jan 25th, 2016