Toyota to launch hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in US next year domain-B Hydrogen-powered electric cars are moving in at a brisk pace as fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) that use hydrogen as fuel for their batteries will be in use in Northern America by 2015...
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Toyota Hydogen fuel cars could be available earlier than thought.
The first British hydrogen filling station for public use has now been opened in Swindon Wiltshire and is located at the giant Honda factory near South Marston. The new site will be open to the public although it is within the grounds of the Honda car factory.
This is the very first step on the road towards attracting hydrogen cell cars to the UK. The single pump will be able to fill fuel cell and any other hydrogen cars with a gas based hydrogen although any members of the public will have to pass a BOC safety course before been able to fill their hydrogen cars.
The new fuel cell vehicles will be able to get their electricity from an electrochemical between oxygen and hydrogen which will generate a current. The only wastes that are omitted are water vapour and heat making the cars extremely environmental friendly.
The new cars from Toyota are expected to be in use in the USA by as near as 2015, which is much earlier than thought before. In my opinion this technology will be a winner, because eventually the motorist will be able to travel just as far as a conventional gasoline car without having to have the time consuming inconvenience of have to charge up the battery for the return journey. That’s of course unless the present battery technology is not significantly modified.
Other car makers have also shown more than interest in the hydrogen powered car, they are Honda of course and Hyundai as well as Toyota, who’s hydrogen cars are expected to be able to a range of about 300 miles from a full tank and the fuel will only take three or four minutes to fill the tank.
The USA are at the forefront of supplying hydrogen fuel cell car filling stations, with 68 stations stretching from San Diego to San Francisco, with a further 20 new filling stations to be built by 2015.
The new Toyota car is expected to be called the FV2 and will be made including all the latest IT technology making the car a real stunner. Another Toyota model will be known as the i-road and will be a three wheeler city car, this car is well advanced and will be having trials in several cities from Japan to France this year (2014)
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