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Toyota FCV-R concept bows in Tokyo [video]

Hints at a 2015 production model

Toyota has unveiled the FCV-R concept at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Designed to preview what a "practical" fuel-cell vehicle could look like, the FCV-R resembles a futuristic Prius with aerodynamic bumpers, a curved roofline and LED headlights.

Inside, the cabin has a digital instrument cluster, a massive infotainment system and a tablet-like center stack. There's also leather / Alcantara upholstery, metallic trim and four individual seats.

Engine specifications are fairly light, but Toyota says the car has a next-generation fuel-cell that uses a 70 MPa hydrogen tank which allows the vehicle to travel approximately 700 km (435 miles) between fill ups.

 

Source: Toyota

FCV-R (world premiere)

A practical sedan-type next-generation fuel-cell concept vehicle fueled by hydrogen, a promising source of CO2 emission-free energy that can be produced from a variety of sources and can be easily stored and transported. This concept model is a highly practical fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) that is planned for launch in about 2015.

With the fuel-cell unit located beneath the specially designed body, the vehicle can accommodate up to four passengers and boasts impressive luggage space. The fuel cell stack, consisting of a 70 MPa high-pressure hydrogen tank, has been improved to provide a cruising distance of approximately 700 km or more (under the JC08 test cycle; according to TMC).

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 ChristianZollter ChristianZollter
Honda has already a Vehicle like this for years, which also looks much better. The FCX.
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November 30, 2011 12:08 pm
 ScottCampbell ScottCampbell
This is going in production in 2014 as I have been told. Also, MB is also coming out with their version
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November 30, 2011 9:37 am