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2015 Toyota FCV

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Toyota, a known force to be reckoned with in the alternative-fuel automotive world, is releasing its zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, aptly named the FCV, in the summer of 2015. Limited to California initially, Toyota asserts an impressive 310-mile range. Also, the company has announced a partnership with FirstElement Fuels, to make refilling more convenient, with 19 new hydrogen refueling stations coming to the California area. Expect 100 stations in a decade’s time. Also, Toyota claims that re-filling will only take five minutes; significantly quicker than a recharge in a Tesla or Nissan leaf, also zero-emission vehicles.

Out here in California, the newest fad is always in the spotlight, and this new FCV should certainly turn a few heads and make people take notice. Also, being a zero-emission vehicle, it will be eligible for Carpool Lane access. And, hey, anything to shave a few minutes off an LA commute is invaluable. Take it from this Los Angeleno.

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2015 Toyota FCV Plus

2015 Toyota FCV Plus

Toyota has unveiled a handful of new concept vehicles at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. One such concept is the FCV Plus, the Japanese automaker’s latest take on sustainable urban transportation for the cities of tomorrow. This hydrogen-powered vehicle is all sorts of weird, but that’s to be expected for cars that debut at the biennial Tokyo auto event.

It’s hard not to get wrapped up in the FCV Plus’ design, because it really is something else. But move past the car’s bizarre style, and focus on its function, because that’s where you’ll find its real purpose.

Toyota got the hydrogen-powered ball rolling with the curiously designed Toyota Mirai. It may not be Toyota’s best-looking ride, but it is expected to redefine the industry as one of the world’s first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles to be sold commercially.

Now, the FCV Plus takes Toyota’s focus on hydrogen-powered vehicles to a whole new level. The concept has its own hydrogen tank, but it can also generate electricity from hydrogen stored outside the ride. This feature allows the FCV Plus to function as a source of power that can be used by the local community.

Don’t let the Jetsons-esque looks fool you – the Toyota FCV Plus has a far bigger purpose beyond being eye candy. It’s meant to showcase the possibilities of a future where cars are powered by hydrogen.

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2015 Toyota FCV

2015 Toyota FCV

Toyota, a known force to be reckoned with in the alternative-fuel automotive world, is releasing its zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, aptly named the FCV, in the summer of 2015. Limited to California initially, Toyota asserts an impressive 310-mile range. Also, the company has announced a partnership with FirstElement Fuels, to make refilling more convenient, with 19 new hydrogen refueling stations coming to the California area. Expect 100 stations in a decade’s time. Also, Toyota claims that re-filling will only take five minutes; significantly quicker than a recharge in a Tesla or Nissan leaf, also zero-emission vehicles.

Out here in California, the newest fad is always in the spotlight, and this new FCV should certainly turn a few heads and make people take notice. Also, being a zero-emission vehicle, it will be eligible for Carpool Lane access. And, hey, anything to shave a few minutes off an LA commute is invaluable. Take it from this Los Angeleno.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Toyota FCV.

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