The Japanese automobile producer Toyota has announced the details of its pet project on 2015 FCV-R hydrogen fuel cell production car. The company is inspired that the fuel cell hybrid vehicles provide the best answer for the future energy challenges. As the hydrogen is ultra clean fuel source this will be a revolutionary innovation if the car successfully hits the market. The company declared that the production of the car is right on the way and it will be showcased at the Frankfurt motor show. At the event the company will reveal the exact journey about building the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The use of hydrogen fuel will curb the harmful emissions out of the tailpipes.
Toyota has always been into innovation of new technologies. This time to develop the hydrogen fuel cell car the company has used its very own hybrid Synergy Drive technology for replacing the petrol engine with the fuel cell. The conventional fuel tank is replaced with high pressured hydrogen tanks. The electrical components of the car are same as the full hybrid powertrain and the 21kW battery for energy storage recovered by RBS (Regenerative braking system) remains the same.
Toyota has already revealed its FCV-R concept car in Tokyo motor show. It has advanced towards the introduction of the FCHV saloon model in Japan, Europe and USA by 2015. The model has been focused on cost reduction, reliability, and improvement in the wheel CO2 emissions.
The concept fuel car FCV-R is 4,745mm long, 1,510mm high, and 1790mm wide. It has a max driving range of 675km with includes no emission of CO2. The only byproduct when driving is water vapor. The density of the fuel cell will be 3kW per liter. The car will be having 2 fuel tanks located below the floor of the vehicle. The estimated cost of the car will be 71.68 lakhs.