Toyota FCV Concept Making World Debut at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota FCV concept 5 photos
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Toyota will showcase a whole batch of world-premiere concept vehicles at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show starting on November 20th and ending on December 1st.
Among them, and probably the most important one, Toyota will showcase the FCV Concept for the first time, a fuel cell vehicle scheduled to be launched around 2015.

The Toyota FCV has a driving range of at least 500 km (310 miles) and refueling times of about three minutes, promising to revolutionize electric transportation.

As seen the in these attached photos, the FCV’s exterior design evokes two key characteristics - the transformation of air into water as the system produces electricity and the powerful acceleration enabled by the electric motor. At the front, the vehicle features huge air intakes, while the sleek side view conveys the air-to-water transformation with its flowing door profile and wave-motif fuel cap. The theme is evoked at the back too, the design there conveying a catamaran’s stern and the flow of water behind.

The lightweight fuel cell stack and the two 70 MPa high-pressure hydrogen tanks leave enough space in the vehicle to accommodate four passengers. The FC Stack has a power output density of 3 kW/L, more than twice of the current Toyota FCHV-adv, and a total output of at least 100 kW.

Moreover, the fully fueled vehicle can provide enough electricity to meet the daily 10 kWh needs of an average Japanese home... for more than a week!
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