Toyota Develops Technology For Hydrogen-Powered Cars
Even though Toyota is already outselling its gas-electric hybrid competition, the Japanese automaker is about to one-up themselves yet again. Toyota is determined to manufacture "tens of thousands" of hydrogen powered cars by the year 2020. A hydrogen powered variant will be offered on future Toyota Prius and Yaris models from Fairfield Toyota in Muncy, PA.1
Toyota Europe's Head of Operations, Didier Leroy, made the momentous statement at the Geneva Auto Show during the unveiling of the hydrogen-powered FCV-R concept. He also noted that the Japanese automaker plans to test the green technology in Japan, before moving testing to the U.S. and Europe. By 2015 you can expect to see fuel-cell cars on dealership showroom floors.
While the cost of refueling hydrogen powered cars is low compared to traditional fuels, the cost of the technology needed to develop hydrogen powered cars is quite pricey.
This green announcement was delivered hand-in-hand with several new Toyota models at the Geneva Auto Show, including new variants of Prius, RAV4 plug-in electric and FT-Bh CNG hybrid.