Toyota Sings Up In HyFive Hydrogen Project

HyFive won’t be another stupid socializing webpage to post crap on, but a new £31 million project focusing on making hydrogen vehicles a viable and environmentally-friendly choice for European drivers.
Toyota FCV concept 1 photo
Photo: Toyota
As the name suggests, the project implies five automakers that will preach hybrid technology throughout Europe. And Toyota just signed up for the job, with its soon to be released FCV car.

The five manufacturers have agreed to deploy a total of 110 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles at several European locations (Bolzano, Copenhagen, Innsbruck, London, Munich and Stuttgart), while the infrastructure network will be developed through new clusters of hydrogen refueling stations. Three of these stations are being sought in London and are expected to be operational by 2015, by which time Toyota and some of the other manufacturers will have launched their hydrogen-fueled cars in selected European markets.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “To sell this technology we need to show Londoners and the wider world that it is not science fiction. By building the vehicles and filling stations and allowing people to kick the tyres we will be able to demonstrate that hydrogen is a viable option and that London is at the forefront of efforts to make it so.”

Toyota is proud to introduce its new FCV in 2015, an affordable fuel-cell sedan with zero emissions, quiet operation and a range of around 400 miles per tank. Also, refueling is said to take about 3 minutes. All these combined factors promise to spare owners of the classic EV problems like low range and long battery recharging times.
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