Toyota says it will start selling hydrogen-powered car in less than a year
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
6/26/2014 (3 years ago)
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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.
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.
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.
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