The most remarkable thing about driving the Mirai is that there’s nothing remarkable about it. You just get in, press the power button, slide the stubby gear lever into Drive, release the foot-operated parking brake, and off you go. As with any electric car, all the motor’s considerable pulling power is available from the word go, so the Mirai feels wonderfully responsive, especially around town. What’s more, other than a slight whine under full acceleration, it does all this in near silence. In fact, you can’t help feeling that Toyota’s engineers must have popped over to their colleagues at Lexus for a few lessons in refinement, because the Mirai is just so hushed, even at motorway speeds. This supreme refinement – combined with the effortless way it performs – makes it a really relaxing way to get around.