Driven by the belief that hydrogen will become a key source of clean energy in the next 100 years, Toyota has been developing FCVs
since the early 1990s.
Refuelling a FCV
can be done in three minutes at a refuelling station, which makes even the fastest possible BEV charging time of 25 to 35 minutes seem unreasonable.
Toyota's battery needs are likely to increase after it said last year it would add fully electric vehicles to its product line-up in the early 2020s, expanding a green-car strategy which has focused on plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles (FCV
The biggest critic of hydrogen FCVs
is electric vehicle entrepreneur and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who questioned the efficiency and economic viability of hydrogen as a fuel.
Because the bodies of FCMs are smaller than those of FCVs
, the volume of the hydrogen storage tanks are restricted to around 10 to 25 L (equivalent to a hydrogen storage amount of between 0.4 and 1 kg at 70 MPa).
FSMB initially targeted foreign medical graduates (FMGs) and then medical students to purchase their increasingly expensive and time-consuming testing products: ECFMG, FLEX, USMLE, FCVS
, and SPEX.
Toyota and Honda began leasing a small number of prototype-like FCVs
in 2002, with Hyundai joining in a few years later.
Hachigo's remarks follow those he made in February stating that with Honda's advancements in the reduction of size and increase in power of its fuel cell technology, that by 2030, emission-less vehicles, including electric cars and FCVs
, will comprise some two-thirds of its sales.
At this year's Geneva motor show,the Japanese manufacturer's FCV
-- the successor to its original FCX Clarity hydrogen car -- was shown in 'late-stage concept' form."It's relatively close to the production car," said Thomas Brachmann, Honda's power train development head.
MANAMA:Toyota has announced it has re-imagined the future of mobility with the Mirai (which means Future in Japanese), its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV
) which was introduced to the world with its launch in Japan on December 15.
generates its own electricity from hydrogen, meaning they can help make a future hydrogen-based society a reality, and are therefore expected to further contribute to accelerating energy diversification, it added.
said Tuesday it will freely share about 5,680 patents it owns concerning hydrogen fuel cell technology, as part of efforts to popularize fuel cell vehicles (FCVs