With the prices of fuel escalating day by day and extra emphasis on the conservation of our environment, the age of “Alternative fuel” powered cars is slowly and steadily developing. Pioneers in this field Toyota, have been spied testing the 2015 FCV (Fuel-cell vehicle) near the company’s European Technical Center. After finishing the final touches, the 2015 Toyota FCV may be launched in the summer of 2015, as the car with zero-emissions.
Described as the “car of the future (Mirai)” Toyota has been very hush-hush about the technical specifications about the 2015 FCV, but the concept model showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show comes with two 70MPa high-pressure fuel stacks, which provide a power output of at least 100 KW. According to Toyota the 2015 Toyota FCV will be able to clock a 0- 100km/h in approximately 10 seconds, with an approximate range of 482 km- which can be refilled in less than 5 minutes once depleted.
Talking about the design of the 2015 FCV, it seems to be almost identical to the model that was showcased at the Aspen Ideas Festival in June 2014, with LED headlamps infused with DRL’s, a huge lower grille and large air-intakes sum up the front facade. The rear end sports, triangular tail lamps with a red bar across the width of the car which incorporates the reverse lights, a triangular rear fog lamp and alloy wheels sum up the exterior design of the 2015 FCV. The interiors have not been revealed, but there will be enough room to seat 4 passengers comfortably.
Toyota plans to launch the 2015 Toyota FCV in Japan in April 2015, which shall be approximately priced at 7 million yen (40-41 Lakhs INR). Once the car is launched in Japan it will be launched in the European markets henceforth and the prices will be revealed closer to the launch.
This new niche of hydrogen-powered cars are yet to develop and Toyota is ready to pave the path with the mass production of the 2015 Toyota FCV.
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