Toyota is still on track to release its first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in 2015 and next month Toyota will release more details about the upcoming vehicle.
Toyota is still on track to release its first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in 2015 and next month Toyota will release more details about the upcoming vehicle. At next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Toyota will demonstrate how it has overcome some of the historic barriers to developing a marketable fuel cell vehicle and how it is closing in on its goal of achieving a driving range and performance comparable to conventional petrol and diesel engines, but with no harmful tailpipe emissions.
Using technology from the Toyota Prius in its FCHV development, the gas engine was replaced with a fuel cell and the conventional fuel tank with high-pressure hydrogen tanks. The FCHV uses the same electrical components as a full hybrid powertrain, as well as a 21kW battery to store energy recovered by its regenerative braking system.
The FCV-R concept is 4,745mm long,1,510mm high and 1,790mm wide. Tested by Toyota it has achieved a maximum driving range of about 420 miles, producing no CO2, NOx or particulate matter emissions.