Toyota is giving the world a closer look at its upcoming fuel cell electric vehicle at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Toyota is giving the world a closer look at its upcoming fuel cell electric vehicle at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. In addition to showing the FCV concept, Toyota is also unveiling a camouflage-taped prototype that has been used for on-road testing in North America for more than a year.
“We aren’t trying to re-invent the wheel; just everything necessary to make them turn,” said Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A. Inc., at the opening of CES, the world’s largest trade show. “Fuel cell electric vehicles will be in our future sooner than many people believe, and in much greater numbers than anyone expected.”
The FCV concept previews what the four-door mid-size fuel cell vehicle looks like when it launches next year, while the prototype provides a preview of the specs that we can expect. According to Toyota, “the prototype has consistently delivered a driving range of about 300 miles, zero-to-sixty acceleration of about 10 seconds, with no emissions, other than water vapor. Refueling of its hydrogen tanks takes three to five minutes.”
Toyota is still keeping the name of the fuel cell vehicle under wraps, but we can expect to hear about it soon.