Toyota FCV R Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Sedan Concept for 2015
Under the theme “Fun to Drive, Again”, Toyota has unveiled the FCV R sedan concept at the 2011 42nd Tokyo Motor Show.
The Toyota FCV-R (Fuel Cell Vehicle – Reality & Revolution) concept is a 4,745 mm long, practical sedan-type vehicle fueled by hydrogen, a promising source of CO2 emission-free energy that can be produced from a variety of sources and can be easily stored and transported. This concept model represents the next step towards the commercial launch of a Toyota fuel cell vehicle by 2015.
With the fuel-cell unit located beneath the specially designed bodyshell, the vehicle can accommodate up to four passengers and boasts impressive luggage space. The fuel cell stack, with a 70 MPa high-pressure hydrogen tank, has been improved to provide a cruising distance of approximately 700 km (under the Japanese JC08 test cycle).
In 2009, Toyota has signed a Letter of Understanding together with Daimler Benz, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia and Renault Nissan; this letter of understanding strongly anticipate that a significant number of fuel cell vehicles will be commercialized from 2015 onwards. This number is aimed at a few hundred thousands units on a worldwide basis. As every vehicle manufacturer will implement its own specific production and commercial strategies as well as timelines, commercialisation of electric vehicles with fuel cells may occur earlier than in the above-mentioned expected year. There are several Hydrogen Highway projects under development in Japan, California, Germany, Sweden, Denmark or Norway for example. These “demonstration” highways equipped with hydrogen filling stations will allow evaluating the necessary infrastructure for hydrogen powered cars to travel.
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