We've been hearing about how hydrogen fuel cells are the future of automobiles. Now we get our first look at Toyota's first model, the Mirai.

The Mirai (which means "future" in Japanese) will be available fall 2015, but only in California. It'll cost you $57,500, much of which you'll presumably save in gasoline expenditures you don't make. The price may come down to about $45,000, once you add in federal subsidies. It'll have a range of 300 miles and takes just five minutes to refuel.

The vehicle comes with what Toyota is calling a "comprehensive, 360-degree Ownership Experience," which includes:

  • 24/7 concierge service, with calls answered by a dedicated fuel cell representative;
  • 24/7 enhanced roadside assistance, including towing, battery, flat tire assistance, trip interruption reimbursement, and loaner vehicle;
  • Three years of Toyota Care maintenance, which covers all recommended factory maintenance, up to 12,000 miles annually;
  • Eight-year/100,000-mile warranty on fuel cell components;
  • Entune and three years of complimentary Safety Connect, including hydrogen station map app; and,
  • Complimentary hydrogen fuel for up to three years.

You see that? It comes with free hydrogen for three years. Free hydrogen! We really are in the future!