Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

6/26/2014 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Fuel cell car will retail for about $70,000

Fuel cell cars will be here sooner than you think. Toyota Motor Corp. says that they have stepped up plans to introduce its first hydrogen-powered car. Officials say that it will arrive in less than a year and retail at about $70,000.

Called FCV, Toyota displayed a concept version of its fuel-cell vehicle at the Tokyo Motor Show last year.

Called FCV, Toyota displayed a concept version of its fuel-cell vehicle at the Tokyo Motor Show last year.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/26/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Technology

Keywords: Fuel-cell cars, hydrogen, Toyota, emissions, FCV


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The car company previously said it would roll out the car "around 2015" at a price of up to $100,000. Toyota then said that they would begin sales in Japan by March of 2015. The Japanese government seeks to boost the economy through the development of hydrogen fuel-cell technology.

Other car makers are said to be developing fuel-cell cars. However, Toyota has been one of the chief advocates of the technology as a way to reduce harmful greenhouse-gas emissions.

Get food into the hands of needy children -- by going here!

Fuel celled automobiles, unlike battery-powered electric vehicles can be refueled in minutes . assuming drivers can find one of the handful of hydrogen stations that are currently in operation. Electric cars require a lengthy recharges.

Honda has said it plans to begin selling a fuel-cell car next year. Hyundai Motor Co. of South Korea began limited sales of a hydrogen-powered sport-utility vehicle in California this month.

Toyota executives admit that significant hurdles need to be overcome before fuel-cell vehicles become a viable option for mass-market consumers.

There are currently only a handful of refueling stations in places such as Japan and California. Toyota, the world's largest auto maker by volume, hopes that by making a strong statement of support for the fledgling technology it can help stimulate development.

Toyota, as well as other makers of gasoline-powered vehicles also are under pressure to meet regulatory demands in California and other markets to sell zero-emission cars, Battery-electric cars have had minimal sales. Fuel-cell vehicles will help Toyota earn credits under California and U.S. regulations that will allow the company to sell fuel-hungry sport-utility vehicles and large cars without penalties.

"We want to demonstrate how serious we are," Mitsuhisa Kato, a Toyota executive vice president said at a news conference.

Called FCV, Toyota displayed a concept version of its fuel-cell vehicle at the Tokyo Motor Show last year. The bright blue car sported two large front grilles, which let in air that reacts with the hydrogen in the fuel cell to produce water and energy to power the car.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2016 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for June 2016
Universal:
Human Solidarity: That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find–even within the huge cities of the world–opportunities for encounter and solidarity.
Evangelization: Seminarians and Novices: That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.



Comments


More Technology

Robot equipped with artificial intelligence ESCAPES scientists for the SECOND TIME Watch

Image of AI robot escapes for a second time (CEN).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Promobot RI77 escaped its high-tech lab and evaded Russian scientists for the <i>second</i> time this month. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Promobot, short for "promotional robot," was equipped with artificial intelligence, allowing it to learn through ... continue reading


What is a petaflop? China crushes USA in supercomputer power by a factor of 5X! Watch

Image of China now has the world's fastest computer.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

In another sign the U.S. is slipping internationally, China has unveiled the world's fastest supercomputer, that is five times more powerful that the fastest U.S. supercomputer. It is also built with all Chinese microprocessors. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - ... continue reading


Robots evolving to defend themselves as people prove dangerous Watch

Image of Perhaps the most important question in robotics is how will we humans relate to these machines?

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Security robots have gone to work in a Silicon Valley mall and designers are shocked at the reactions they're getting from the public. The mixed response means the robots have to be capable of protecting themselves if needed. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - On ... continue reading


Scientists discover cloud of life-giving molecules in deep space Watch

Image of Scientists have found basic molecules responsible for all life as we know it in a cloud of dust and gas in deep space.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Scientists have discovered a mysterious molecule at the center of all life on Earth floating in interstellar space. The molecule is the famous "chiral" molecule that binds easily with other elements and forms the basis of all life as we know it. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


The robots are here! Here's how they'll change your life Watch

Image of The Knightscope robots can already fulfill most of the functions of a security guard.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Within the next year or two, you may see your first robot workers in the first public space. Robots are now coming to parking lots, malls and other public spaces as they are readied for prime time. Soon, a robot may deliver your food, your purchases, or room service. ... continue reading


World renown scientist says he has found proof of God! We may be living the the 'Matrix' Watch

Image of Michao Kaku believes the universe is designed, and he has the proof.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The more scientists study the universe, the closer they seem to come to God. Now, a highly respected scientist believes he has found evidence for God in his work, and says that the universe is no accident.  LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Michio Kaku believes ... continue reading


Scientists insert human genes into pigs to grow organs for transplant, but is it ethical? Watch

Image of Does this pig have human consciousness? It's possible if it's grown with human stem cells.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

It's a bad time to be a pig. Pigs are made of meat that humans find delicious, cultured meat is still a decade away, and now humans have learned how to grow their organs inside pig bodies. While this is good news for people who need transplants, ethical and humane ... continue reading


Every CREEP in the world, your BOSS, and your MOM will know EVERYTHING you've done as TWO BILLION cameras become facial recognition devices Watch

Image of Creepy people will be able to identify you from a photo, and then they can look you up across the web. Goodbye privacy.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Say goodbye to your anonymity, facial recognition software is about to explode into the mainstream, allowing you to be recognized anywhere and everywhere you go. The implications of this are staggering. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - For Russians, the nightmare ... continue reading


INSANE! Mad scientists invent robots that can have sex, reproduce and even evolve! Watch

Image of Will robots take over the world? They might if we do not set limits on their design and development.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Are mad scientists trying to kill us? Researchers say they have developed robots that can mate, produce offspring and evolve as they grow and learn. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - A team of Dutch scientists have developed the first robots capable of learning, ... continue reading


Faception: New app to identify everyone from pedophiles to terrorists Watch

Image of Faception app can play huge role in national security (snapmunk).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A new app just signed a contract with a homeland security agency to help identify national threats to security - but is it accurate? LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Faception is a new facial recognition app that can identify everyone from terrorists to poker ... continue reading


All Technology News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

  • Fatima Morning Offering HD Video
  • Daily Readings for Wednesday, June 29, 2016
  • A Prayer for the Departed HD Video
  • 'Prayer enables grace': Pope Francis encourages prayer
  • St. Peter: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, June 29, 2016
  • Jesus to reach 6.5 million more people?
  • Colorado Springs Pastor fights to keep Jesus in the city

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Acts 12:1-11
1 It was about this time that King Herod started persecuting certain ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2 I will praise Yahweh from my heart; let the humble hear and ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 16:13-19
13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this ... Read More

Reading 2, Second Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18
6 As for me, my life is already being poured away as a libation, and the ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for June 29th, 2016 Image

St. Peter
June 29: Peter, who was also known as Simon Peter of ... Read More