Toyota USA Confirmes Hydrogen Car for 2015

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The year 2015 can be unofficially called the Hydrogen Year, as many automakers are planning to launch fuel cell vehicles at the time.
And Toyota is one of them, after the automaker’s North American subsidiary CEO Jim Lenz confirmed they are sticking around with the project and promising a fuel cell sedan launch on the American market in 2015.

“We will continue to promote more advanced technologies from plug-ins to EVs as well as fuel cells,” said Lentz, “and we will continue to make improvements to the internal combustion engine.”

It is not clear what technology will succeed on the market, so automakers are developing multiple powertrains for the masses, as we find out from Toyota’s energy maven Satosy Ogiso.

“We must go multi-track. We must improve gasoline and diesel engines,” said Ogiso. “We must increase the number of hybrid models. We must produce the plug-in hybrid. We must develop city commuter electric vehicles. We already started small production of fuel cell vehicles. We must do all these improvements at the same time.”

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