Toyota Chief Engineer Explains the FCV at Tokyo

The most important vehicle Toyota brought at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show is the FCV concept, which previews the first fuel cell passenger car Toyota plans to put into production in 2015.
Toyota FCV Explained at Tokyo 1 photo
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The special thing with the FCV is that, unlike the other EVs, it makes its own electricity from the chemical reaction resulted from mixing hydrogen with the oxygen in the air. The process is also enforced by the striking design of the vehicle, hinting at the air being sucked in at the front through those massive inlets, flowing through the vehicle to produce the electric current and coming out at the back as water vapors.

This means that it could go further than a standard EV while refueling the hydrogen tank can be done in under three minutes. So it resembles more to a standard gasoline-powered vehicle but it only emits water at the back.

Watch the video bellow where deputy chief engineer of the product planning department Mr. Tanaka explains the FCV better.

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