The Toyota FCV promises a 310-mile range between hydrogen fill-ups, room for four passengers and a refuel time of just three minutes. Unlike a plug-in electric vehicle, there's no waiting for a battery to recharge. Promised top speed is over 100 mph, and zero-to-60-mph times are about 10 seconds.
The FCV's propulsion system is small enough to fit beneath the seats, and two high-pressure hydrogen tanks save space and lower costs. Many components of the electric-drive system are shared with Toyota's hybrid drivetrain.
Toyota did not put a price on what the FCV will cost in production form — estimates range from $50,000 to $100,000 — but Carter said that cost reductions will put the car on the road "in greater numbers" than people might expect.
Cali in 2015? You guys get to test it out.
Edited by Ham, January 20, 2014 - 12:38 PM.