Tokyo Show 2011 Highlights: Toyota FCV-R Concept

Toyota has laid out its vision for the future of alternatively fuelled vehicles with three new concept cars.

The Japanese manufacturer says it is using its concepts to “reinforce our position as an environmental technology leader”. The concepts are supposed to represent Toyota’s vision of the near, mid-term and long-term future.

The mid-term concept is called the FCV-R (Fuel Cell Vehicle – Reality and Revolution). Measuring 4700mm in length, the FCV-R is a family-sized vehicle fuelled by hydrogen. It represents the next step towards the commercial launch of a Toyota fuel cell vehicle by 2015.

With the fuel-cell unit located beneath the specially designed bodyshell, the vehicle can accommodate up to four passengers. The fuel cell stack, with a 70 MPa high-pressure hydrogen tank, has been improved to provide a range of approximately 430 miles, according to Toyota’s figures.
Thanks to: Autocar


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