Toyota - New FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) SEDAN Debuts

Toyota unveiled their first commercially-available FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle). This new-type FCV is based on the SEDAN series.

Regarding their EVs (Electric Vehicles), Toyota still has a major challenge in the lack of ubiquity of charging stations, and because of that, its sales have hit a wall. So to promote their FCVs, what would Toyota do about the expansion of hydrogen charging station from now on?

[RELATED]
Toyota Motors

According to Toyota, since EVs have a limited distance until running out of a charge, a few thousand charging stations for them are necessary. On the other hand, FCVs are able to run more than 500km, so they don't need as many charging stations as EVs. Toyota assumes that 40 charging stations could be enough to cover FCV users living in Tokyo's 23 wards.

With the government's support, infrastructure improvement is being planned to happen soon, with focus around Japan's 4 biggest cities. So, Toyota is hoping to expand the number of charging stations through close coordination with local communities.

• • •

[MORE]
• News & Coverage on Japanese Cars

• 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

• Electric Vehicles
 

Source: 

Related Articles

Honda today announced the release of their new hybrid sedan, Grace. It equips Honda's HV System (hybrid system) using a 1.5L engine and 7-speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission).
The Ladies of Tokyo Auto Salon (EXCITING GALLERY #1)
"I’m not too sure I agree with the practice of parading beautiful women around as objects of lust secondary only to the cars themselves, but sports cars are not about thinking with your brain."
Terrie's Take - AkihabaraNews.com
Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japan-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:
Race Queens - AkihabaraNews.com

Vital Team Members:
Subaru BRZ GT300

Okay let’s be honest, is there anything that could be more effective in motivating not only fans (mostly males), but also drivers (same thing) to get excited about racing? If anyone has any suggestions or alternatives, let us know in the comments. We dare you.

Toyota is releasing the world's first commercial hydrogen FCV called MIRAI. It's a super eco-friendly car that discharges only water, not exhaust gas.
Honda - Civic Type R going for the fastest front wheel time at Nurburgring

At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Honda Motor Europe President, Manabu Nishimae, revealed details about the new "hotly anticipated" Civic Type R.

Do you want to go driving with your favorite Nogizaka46 member? Autobacs is going to release a portable car navigation system "Nogizaka46 navi" on December 22. Only 5,000 units will be available. Your favorite girl will navigate you to your destination with her cute voice.

Pages