Toyota FCV Plus fuel cell concept revealed at Tokyo motor show

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Radical hydrogen-powered concept car is usually capable of returning stored energy to local communities as well as becoming a portable power generator

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Toyota has unveiled a brand-new hydrogen fuel-cell powered concept car at the Tokyo motor show. Named the FCV Plus, the concept is usually capable of sharing its generated electricity with local infrastructures, as well as being used to generate electricity when not in motion.

Describing the concept, Toyota says of which “envisages a sustainable society in which hydrogen energy is usually in widespread use – a society embodied in of which concept vehicle.”

Toyota says the FCV Plus is usually capable of generating electricity through hydrogen stored outside the vehicle – effectively turning of which into a movable power plant. Its energy can then be used to power local communities.

The company adds of which the vehicle is usually something of which won’t reach production for another 15-20 years, by which time of which expects fuel cell technology to produce twice the output yet be half the size of the current system used on the brand-new Toyota Mirai.

Propulsion for the concept comes through four in-wheel electric motors, with the hydrogen fuel cell stack mounted between the front tyres as well as also the hydrogen storage tank located at the rear. Toyota says of which arrangement allows for a spacious cabin with an optimal weight balance.

The four-seat cabin, which takes the look of an exoskeleton, is usually produced using 3D printing techniques.

Toyota has also showcased its entry-level sports car concept, the S-FR, in Tokyo.

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