Toyota Displays Fuel Cell Vehicle Powered by Hydrogen


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The occasion was the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this Monday when Toyota Motor Corp. detailed about its fuel cell car. TMC also pointed out that they had plans for an adapter that will connect the car into a home’s electrical grid. TMC claimed that a fully-fueled vehicle will be able to supply enough energy to power a house for a week in an emergency.

TMC announced that they plan to start selling the car in the United States in 2015. However, they did not disclose the price.

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It may be mentioned here that a Fuel Cell Vehicle uses a fuel cell to power its on-board electric motor. Fuel cells in vehicles create electricity to power an electric motor, using hydrogen and oxygen from the air. This vehicle is a need of the time to fight air pollution as it produces zero-emission. Moreover, these vehicles drive like electric cars — quietly, with tons of off-the-line power — but can be refueled just like gasoline-powered cars.

The Toyota model will produce 100 kilowatts of power, which is roughly equal to 134 horsepower, the same as a Prius. It will have a zero-to-60 miles per hour time at about 10 seconds, and possibly less, and a range of 300 miles.

Toyota is among three companies who are working towards fuel cell vehicles. Hyundai will start offering one later this year, and Honda plans one next year.

Toyota’s National Brand Manager said that they were real excited about that technology and termed it game-changing.

See more cars introduced in this years CES.

Image Credits/Sources: Mashable