Toyota Confirms It Will Bring Fuel Cell Car in 2015

By | April 17, 2014
Toyota showed its FCV concept earlier this year, but this was just the beginning of the automaker's journey with fuel cell vehicles. Now the company is ready to debut a production version for next year. "Back in 2010, we promised our first fuel cell car for 2015 and we are fully on track to honor our commitment," said Karl Schlicht, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Europe. According to Schlicht, Toyota's fuel cell vehicle will combine the best from electric and gasoline-powered cars. This vehicle, while emitting only water vapor from the tailpipe, can also be refueled in minutes. It is also expected to be able to travel over 500 miles on a single tank of fuel, easing range anxiety fears of green car buyers.
Honda has already created a fuel cell vehicle with the FCX Clarity, which is now available for lease in the U.S., Japan, and Europe. Hyundai is also coming out with a fuel cell SUV for the 2015 model year. However, Toyota chose not to go solo on producing its fuel cell technology. It has partnered with BMW to further research and development of these vehicles, and perhaps we can see an interesting collaboration between the two in the future. Source: Toyota