Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicles to Arrive by End of 2014

Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicles to Arrive by End of 2014

Toyota is pushing forward ahead of schedule with its plan to launch a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.

The Japanese automaker is expected to enter production by mid-December before arriving in showrooms by year end according to a report by Japan Times. Toyota, Honda and Hyundai are all working quickly to launch new hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Previously, Toyota planned to roll out its hydrogen car in 2015.

Hyundai’s hydrogen-powered Tucson crossovers began arriving in California late last month.

Toyota previewed its hydrogen car with the FCV Concept (pictured) during the Tokyo Motor Show last November. Hydrogen-powered vehicles use an electric powertrain that extracts energy from hydrogen. One of the biggest advantages they hold over plug-in electric vehicles is their ability to refuel in roughly the same amount of time as one with an internal combustion engine.

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[Source: Japan Times via TTAC]