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2015 Toyota FCV-R to cost less than 100,000 USD

 2015 Toyota FCV-R to cost less than 100,000 USD
Toyota FCV-R concept live in Tokyo 30.11.2011

Updated concept arriving at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota is estimating the 2015 FCV-R production version will be priced at less than 100,000 USD.

Chris Hostetter group vice president of strategic planning for U.S. told Automotive News that several years ago making a fuel-cell prototype cost approximately 1M USD but in 2015 the cost will be in the region of just 50,000 USD. As a result, car will be available for less than 100,000 USD when it comes out three years from now.

Toyota has announced plans of bringing an updated FCV-R concept later this year at Tokyo Motor Show. Starting 2015 the production model will be initially sold in states covered by the California Air Resources Board mandate.

We will bring more details around November 22 when the Tokyo show kicks off.

Source: autonews.com

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Comments (11)

 Aditya.Ramesh Aditya.Ramesh
Instead of spending sooooo much money on developing and burning soooo much carbon building these fuel cells,,we can concentrate on making hydrogen fueled combustion engine.Its much cost effective,compact(remember a fuel cell car requires hydrogen tank,cell,smaller battery pack,motor.....),it emits the same water as fuel cell,overall carbon -footprints in much lower,satisfies petrol-heads like me(who wants to drive that stupid,silent,lifeless EVs),we can apply this on supercars ,the list goes on and on,,,,,,,,..
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May 1, 2013 1:21 pm
 EJ EJ
I wonder what advances reduced the costs of development from $1M down to $50k in a matter of "several years". Would be interested in knowing that. Kudos to Toyota for the R&D. Not everything is going to be a home-run, but ideas, testing, and innovation are good for the industry.
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May 1, 2013 11:59 am
 NelisvanWieren NelisvanWieren
What I don't understand is why are these cars that supposed to be friendly to the enviroment and more economical are so expensive? So you you save on fuel costs but the car itself costs you a fortune. Where the logic in that?! Oh but wait, the tazmanian butterfly is safe
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May 1, 2013 9:43 am
 CDspeed CDspeed
Less then 100,000 so what it'll be $99,999.99? And why pay that for a Toyota, and why buy a car that runs on a extremely rare fuel? (rare as in the number of places to refuel)
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May 1, 2013 8:42 am