The exterior design of Toyota FCV hydrogen fuel cell sedan has revealed in Japan at price tag of 7 million Yen approx (Rs. 41.33 lakhs). The FCV sedan car was unveiled as a concept at Tokyo Motor Show last year. Company said that the car will launch in Japan before April 2015 and preparations are underway for launches in the U.S. and European markets in the summer of 2015.
Company working to develop fuel cell vehicles in-house for more than 20 years, announced it will be environment-friendly vehicles based on three basic principles: embracing diverse energy sources, developing efficient low-emission vehicles and driving real and positive environmental change by popularizing these vehicles. Toyota’s fuel cell system includes a proprietary FC Stack, which generates electricity from the chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen and high-pressure hydrogen tanks. In 2002, Toyota began leasing the “Toyota FCHV” a fuel cell SUV on a limited basis in Japan and the U.S.
Fuel cell vehicles contribute to the diversification of automobile fuels, emit no CO2 or environmentally harmful substances during operation, and offer the convenience of gasoline-powered cars. Toyota believes they have a great deal of potential, and are ideal environment-friendly vehicles for promoting a sustainable mobility society.