Fuel cell vehicles from Toyota are soon to enter production, and this car, the Toyota FCV Concept, is headlining the technology for the brand.
Revealed for the first time at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the FCV Concept previews the fuel cell vehicle Toyota plans to launch around 2015 as a pioneer in the development of hydrogen-powered vehicles.
Toyota envisioned the FCV Concept’s exterior design to express the key characteristics of a fuel cell vehicle: the transformation of air into water as the system produces electricity and the powerful acceleration delivered by the electric drive motor.
Toyota’s progressive refinement of hydrogen fuel cell technology is projected by the company to give a range of at least 500km on a full tank and a refuelling time of just around three minutes. The powertrain features Toyota’s proprietary compact and lightweight fuel cell stack and a pair of high-pressure (70mPa) hydrogen tanks. The Toyota FC stack has a 3kW/l power output density, which is more than twice that of the system previously used in the FCHV-adv concept, and a maximum power output of at least 100kW or 136 PS.
The FCV measures 4870mm long, 1810mm wide and 1535mm tall with a wheelbase of 2780mm.The FCV can seat 4.
Expect the production version of the FCV to be on roads by 2015.