Toyota will release the first hydrogen car in 2015

April 5, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Carmaker Toyota announced that hydrogen automobile (FCV) will be available in 2015. Sales will begin a year earlier than previously assumed. The prototype was presented at the CES 2014. As explained in the company, the date was postponed due to the growing competition in the core market.

Picture of Toyota FCV Concept

Picture of Toyota FCV Concept


According to employees of Toyota, to 100 kilometers per hour the car will accelerate for 10 seconds. Maximum speed will be 160 kilometers per hour. In fact, to fill up the fuel tank of hydrogen, it should take 3-5 minutes. The estimated cost of the car will be, according to preliminary estimates, $ 50-100 thousand. According to Vice President Bob Carter’s concern is likely this figure drops when hydrogen vehicles hit the market.

Toyota FCV Concept back image

Toyota FCV Concept back image

Hydrogen more explosive than usual fuels, and therefore manufacturers will have to invest a lot of money in the development of safe cars. At the same time, these machines do not need to be recharged, in contrast to electric vehicles. A year ago, Daimler signed a tripartite agreement with Ford and Nissan, in which the company agreed to develop engines on hydrogen fuel cells. Toyota and BMW came to a similar agreement.

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