Toyota is once again revolutionizing the fuel-efficient vehicle segment. With its sporty looks, zero-emission output, and approaching production date, the FCV Concept is the new Toyota fuel-cell powered vehicle that everyone is talking about. In this article we will explore the Toyota FCV Concept in greater detail.
The Toyota FCV Concept is designed to offer solutions to the world’s environmental and emissions issues. Powered by two high-pressure hydrogen tanks and a fuel cell called the FC Stack, the Toyota FCV Concept’s only emission is water vapor. Fortunately, the hydrogen used to power the FCV Concept can be produced in carbon-neutral ways, such as harnessing wind power and solar energy.
The Toyota FCV Concept combines hybrid and fuel cell technology. When the FCV Concept is cruising at a constant speed, power is provided by the fuel cell. And when acceleration is needed, the battery kicks in to provide more power. During deceleration the hybrid system captures braking energy, storing it in the battery for later use. According to Toyota, a fully fueled FCV Concept provides enough electricity to meet the daily needs of an average Japanese home for one week.
The world premiere of the Toyota FCV Concept was at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2013. But Toyota is making a concerted effort to refine the FCV Concept for production. The expected launch of the FCV Concept is around 2015.
The four-passenger Toyota FCV Concept is by many measures the most practical zero-emissions vehicle ever designed. The engine is able to start at temperatures as low as -22°F, and has a driving range of between 310 and 515 miles without refueling. When you do need to re-fill the hydrogen tanks, it takes no more than a few minutes.
At Jerry’s Toyota of Baltimore, we carry a wide range of fuel-efficient vehicle, including the Toyota Highlander SUV Hybrid, the Toyota Corolla, and the Toyota Prius family of hybrid vehicles. Visit our Toyota dealership online to explore our inventory, and call us at (888) 714-6153 if you have any questions.