From flying cars to autonomous vehicle, there’s a lot of debate about what the future of driving holds. Fortunately, Toyota is setting the next chapter in motion with the Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV). Toyota’s revolutionary FCV features the same hybrid technology inside the wildly popular Toyota Prius, but with a hydrogen and fuel cell stack. Toyota plans to bring the FCV to market in 2015; until then, here is a closer look at this game-changing fuel cell vehicle.
How it Works
At the heart of Toyota’s FCV is the fuel cell. Toyota’s fuel cells generate electricity from hydrogen, a fuel that can be produced from a variety of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. When hydrogen gas is combined with oxygen, a chemical reaction produces electricity which is then used to power the electric motor and charge the battery.
What it Means
So, what does all of this mean for you? For starters, the FCV is anticipated to have an EPA driving range rating of approximately 300 miles. And with a refueling time as low as three minutes, you’ll be on the road and good to go for the long haul. The FCV is also emission-free, which means no greenhouse gas is produced from the tailpipe. In fact, the only thing that comes out of the tail-pipe is water.
Toyota expects the FCV to hit Toyota dealerships in 2015. For pricing and release information, sign up for updates on Toyota’s website or visit your local Toyota dealership.
Contact Jerry’s Toyota of Baltimore to stay up-to-date with the latest news about all of Toyota’s newest vehicles. And if you’re looking for a Certified Used Toyota, visit our dealership today. If you have any questions about the FCV or any other new or used Toyota vehicle we carry, contact us online or call us at (888) 475-3572.
Summer is here, and that means it’s time to load up your new or used Toyota, hit the road, and beat the heat with friends and family. But before you venture off on any summer road tips, you need to make sure that your Toyota is ready for the open road. Summer driving can put a lot of wear and tear on your vehicle, especially if it’s older and poorly maintained. To keep your vehicle on the road and out of the repair shop, here are some essential summer maintenance tips for your Toyota.
Top Off the Fluids
You might not know it from looking at your vehicle, but every new and used Toyota is surging with fluids beneath the engine. All of these fluids are essential to how your vehicle performs, especially during the warm summer months. Learn how to check the fluids yourself, or bring your vehicle to your Toyota dealership to have them top off the fluids before a major road trip.
Keep an Eye on Your Tires
You should get in the habit of checking the air pressure in your tires at least once a week. Warmer temperatures can cause tire air pressure to drop, and underinflated tires can affect your vehicle’s handling, performance, and even fuel economy. If your tires look worn, visit the dealership and see if it’s time to get a new set of rubbers for your Toyota.
Look Beneath the Hood
Even if you aren’t a trained and certified Toyota mechanic, it doesn’t take an engineering degree to notice a broken belt or hose. At least once a week, pop the hood and take a close look at the engine. If you notice anything peculiar, visit your dealership and let a professional Toyota service technician take it from there.
For help keeping your new or pre-owned Toyota in tip-top shape, bring it to Jerry’s Toyota. Whether your vehicle is in need of regularly schedule maintenance or requires a major repair, the Service Department here at Jerry’s Toyota of Baltimore is here to serve you. Visit our website or call us toll-free at (888) 475-3572 to schedule Toyota service for your vehicle.
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