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Toyota’s New Fuel Cell Vehicle Can Produce Enough Electricity to Power Most Japanese Homes for a Week
Toyota just unveiled its new FCV concept ahead of the car’s official debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) concept is a preview of a hydrogen vehicle that Toyota plans to put into production around 2015. Hit the jump for more details!
The FCV concept is powered by a small, lightweight FC Stack and two 70 MPa high-pressure hydrogen tanks that are placed beneath the body. The Toyota FC Stack has a power output density of 3 kW/L and an output of at least 100 kW. It also only takes three minutes to refuel the hydrogen-powered concept, which has a driving range of at least 310 miles. Toyota also says that the concept can provide enough electricity to meet the daily needs of an average Japanese home for more than one week.
Stylistically, the concept’s design is inspired by a catamaran, says Toyota. From the front the FCV concept features pronounced air intakes, while the side view conveys the air-to-water transformation with its flowing-liquid door profile and wave motif fuel cap.
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