It seems we are always being told that hydrogen power is just a few years away, yet as the days and months tick by, a renewed promise of “coming soon” pushes its debut back. Hydrogen, if mastered correctly, could well be the answer to much of the globes CO2 emission issues. The idea of a car that just produces water as a waste product has for a long time seemed like science fiction, but Toyota want to change that.
Introducing the Toyota FCV, a car that could well become the worlds first mass produced hydrogen powered car in 2015 if the Japanese firms plans go well. The aerodynamically packaged saloon seats four and houses two fuel cells and the electric motors that they power. Toyota say that the car has a range of at least 300 miles and takes just 3 minutes to refuel.
Now we have seen hydrogen powered concept cars before and nothing really came of them, however, we get the feeling that Toyota really want to pioneer this technology in the mass market much like they did with hybrids.