Oct 202014
 

Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept Car

We’re entering a new era in automotive history, and Toyota is leading the way. The automaker recently announced that they will become the first company to give away a hydrogen vehicle, dubbed the Toyota Fuel-Cell Vehicle (FCV). We’re excited at Hulbert Toyota for the new possibilities that come with fuel-cell technology.

At the Environmental Media Association (EMA) Award ceremonies at Warner Bros. Studio in California, Toyota will announce the lucky individual who gets to drive home in the FCV. Unfortunately, the hydrogen-powered car is only being offered in California because it’s the only state with a hydrogen-fuel infrastructure.

“Hydrogen fuel-cell technology is the next big leap in automotive history, and through this extraordinary drawing, we’re seeking bold drivers ready to embrace that future,” said Bob Carter, senior vice president of Automotive Operations, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

So what does this mean for you? In the immediate future, not much. However, this is just a preview of what’s to come: the quick accelerating Toyota FCV has a range of 300 miles, a quiet ride, and produces nothing but pure water from the tailpipe.

Toyota has been researching this technology for over 20 years, and many features that have come out of this process are featured on other cars. To see how this technology has been integrated into the 2015 model year, stop by Hulbert Toyota and check out our lineup.

Aug 042014
 
Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept Car

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle concept car

Toyota is making headway in the production of its first fuel cell vehicle. The automaker released a timeline and approximate pricing of the revolutionary sedan that runs on hydrogen and emits no CO2.

Currently, with support of the Japanese government, Toyota plans to roll out the new cars in Japan before the end of March 2015 with a price tag slated around 70,000 USD.

The fuel cell sedans are expected to deliver a 435-mile driving range on a single tank of hydrogen; and Toyota has already stated it will try to offer hydrogen fuel at a price comparable to traditional gasoline.

The fueling, however, seems to be the automaker’s biggest challenge at the moment. Though Vice President Mitsuhisa Kato said hydrogen can even be produced from “sludge accumulated in the sewage system,” developing an infrastructure of which hydrogen fueling stations are a part will take some time and government cooperation.

In Japan, Toyota is making plans to build 100 stations in the next year. When Toyota’s fuel cell sedan becomes available in the U.S. and Europe it will be sold in areas equipped with the stations.

It sounds to us at Hurlbert Toyota like now would be a good time to raise awareness about these hydrogen fueling stations and petition to install them in our community. Fuel cell vehicles could positively impact our environment in ways we can’t even imagine.

Jun 272014
 
Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept Car

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle concept car

Toyota is making headway in the production of its first fuel cell vehicle. The automaker released a timeline and approximate pricing of the revolutionary sedan that runs on hydrogen and emits no CO2.

Currently, with support of the Japanese government, Toyota plans to roll out the new cars in Japan before the end of March 2015 with a price tag slated around 70,000 USD.

The fuel cell sedans are expected to deliver a 435-mile driving range on a single tank of hydrogen; and Toyota has already stated it will try to offer hydrogen fuel at a price comparable to traditional gasoline.

The fueling, however, seems to be the automaker’s biggest challenge at the moment. Though Vice President Mitsuhisa Kato said hydrogen can even be produced from “sludge accumulated in the sewage system,” developing an infrastructure of which hydrogen fueling stations are a part will take some time and government cooperation.

In Japan, Toyota is making plans to build 100 stations in the next year. When Toyota’s fuel cell sedan becomes available in the U.S. and Europe it will be sold in areas equipped with the stations.

It sounds to us at Hurlbert Toyota like now would be a good time to raise awareness about these hydrogen fueling stations and petition to install them in our community. Fuel cell vehicles could positively impact our environment in ways we can’t even imagine.