Toyota Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle-Advanced

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The Toyota Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle-Advanced (FCHV-adv) is a fuel cell vehicle based on the first generation Toyota FCHV.

The FCHV-adv uses four hydrogen fuel tanks, which store high-pressure compressed hydrogen at 70 MPa (10,153 psi/700 bar) and feeds it into a fuel stack to produce electricity via a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen. This electricity then powers an electric motor, capable of 90 kW (122 ps/121 hp) and 260 Nm (26.5 kgf/192 lb·ft) of torque, and charges a nickel-metal hydride battery. Cruising range is approximately 760 km (472 mi) to 830 km (516 mi), and has a top speed of 155 km/h (96 mph).[1]

Between 2010 and 2013, Toyota will be introducing over 100 FCHV-adv vehicles to "universities, private companies and government agencies as well as government agencies in both California and New York." This will allow an infrastructure of awareness of fuell cell technology to grow until the market release in 2015.[2]

On September 1, 2008, Toyota began leasing FCHV-adv vehicles to the Japanese Ministry of the Environment for ¥840,000/month for 30 months.[3]

On June 4, 2014, Toyota announced plans to begin production of FCHV vehicles by mid-December of 2014.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle-Advanced". Toyota.com/esq/. 2010-02-26. Retrieved 2012-04-03. 
  2. ^ "Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle-Advanced". Toyota.com/esq/. 2010-02-26. Retrieved 2012-04-03. 
  3. ^ "Toyota to Begin Leasing Advanced Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle". Toyota.co.jp/en/. 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2012-04-03. 
  4. ^ "Toyota to Push Out Fuel Cell Vehicles by End of 2014". Unhaggle. 2014-06-09. Retrieved 2014-06-09.