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Toyota Reveals Hydrogen-Powered, Zero-Emissions, Fuel-Cell Car For 2015

Toyota hydrogen fuel-cell car

At the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Toyota has announced the launch of a hydrogen-powered fuel-cell car. The new hydrogen car, which emits only water vapor from the tailpipe, will be on sale to customers next year.

Toyota has indicated that it will be a global launch, which is certainly showing commitment, considering that currently there is distinct lack of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure worldwide. Unsurprisingly, even though it’s a global launch, Toyota has said it will release the hydrogen car in California first. California has approved around $200 million for the development of a statewide network of hydrogen refuelling stations, starting with 20 stations in 2015.

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The new hydrogen car hasn’t been given a name yet, but it looks a bit like a cross between a Corolla and a Prius, both of which are very popular lines for Toyota. Although most details about the car are not yet available, Toyota has been road-testing the hydrogen car and it has apparently achieved 300 miles (483 kilometers) on a single tank of hydrogen, and takes only 5 minutes to refill with high-pressure hydrogen.

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Via The Verge

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