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.
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