Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle Release Date
More and more companies are looking into the technology of creating fuel cell vehicles, as they sub out gasoline for hydrogen making them better for the environment like hybrids without losing the distance and power of a regular old gasoline vehicle. The technology has come leaps and bounds from when it was first introduced, and now it looks as though the Toyota fuel cell vehicle release date is slated for sometime in 2015.
Rather than the way things are ran in a regular car, the Toyota fuel cell vehicle makes use of four different components to run; a hydrogen gas tank, a fuel cell stack, an electric motor, and the battery. Hydrogen gas is led through the bottom of the car to the fuel cell stack, where it is introduced to oxygen and the chemical reaction produces electricity that then powers the electric motor and charges the batter. It’s a more efficient way to run a vehicle, and furthermore the only emission created is water vapor, so it’s much much better for the environment.
Fuel cell technology for Toyota dates back to 1996, to when the developed their first fuel cell electric vehicle. From there they switched focus to the Prius hybrid, going through many changes and improvements to that, all the while slowly trying to hone their fuel cell technology and prepare for a launch of a new fuel cell vehicle. The time is upon us, as Toyota looks to unleash their brand new, sleek and modern fuel cell vehicle on roads everywhere sometime during 2015.
Make sure you stay tuned to our blog for the latest information, as we’ll be keeping you up to date with everything as soon as we find out more. There aren’t many specifications or details about the car beyond the fuel cell technology, but we can’t wait to see the car on the roads and get our hands on one for a test drive ourselves.