Toyota has environmentalists interested in the firm's fascinating new hydrogen cell car concept. 24/7 Wall St reported on Oct. 11, 2013, "Toyota’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Nearly Ready for Prime Time." Toyota Motor Corp. has said it plans to unveil a hydrogen fuel cell car at next month’s Tokyo Auto Show.
This new Toyota hydrogen fuel cell car is projected to be available for sale in Japan, Europe and the United States by early next year as a 2015 model year auto. The firm has been working on the car for several years.
This car’s fuel cell converts hydrogen into electricity and only emits water vapor. The driving range of this vehicle is similar to that of a gasoline-powered car.
If the hydrogen needed to power this car can be produced and delivered to fueling stations for approximately $9 per kilogram, that would be equivalent to a gasoline price of about $3.50 a gallon. Most hydrogen which is used in the United States is made from natural gas.
Bloomberg has reported, "Toyota Shows Hydrogen Prototype in Race Toward Fuel Cells." Toyota Motor Corp. has been talking about hydrogen as the ultimate alternative to gasoline for powering autos for awhile. The new Toyota hydrogen fuel cell car is said to have quick acceleration and sharp handling.
Hydrogen fuel cells have been used in spacecraft since the 1960s. This sounds very exciting with the anticipated price to be about $50,000, implying to keep up with such advanced auto technology it's imperative all car enthusiasts and environmentalists be offered opportunities to earn a lot more money.