Japanese car maker Toyota has taken the wraps off the 2015 FCV at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado. Described as the “car of the future,” the FCV is a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that features an aerodynamic exterior that won’t win any design competitions for sure !
According to Toyota, the car is an “important step forward for zero-emission vehicle technology” and won’t require customers to compromise on safety, price or performance.
“Our society is on the cusp of a revolution in personal mobility,” said Osamu Nagata, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America. “Slowly but surely, new technologies are changing how we think about automobiles and transportation — from intelligent, automated systems that team up with drivers to improve safety, to zero-emission vehicles that emit nothing but water vapor. These technologies will help save lives, improve the environment, create jobs and help the U.S. maintain technical leadership in a field that is an important contributor to economic growth.”
Toyota has remained tight lipped on the detailed specifications of the model, but previous reports suggest the car will dismiss the 0-100 km/h mark in approximately 10 seconds. The car will have a range of approximately 300 miles (482 km) and can be refilled in less than five minutes.
The Toyota FCV will go on sale in Japan in April next year and pricing will start at approximately seven million yen ($69,111 / £40,410). The model will go on sale in Europe and North America in the summer of 2015. What do you think about the Toyota FCV ? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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