The future is now at your LA Toyota dealers

Posted Friday, Jan 10, 2014 by nhtwpprod

The car of the future is about to become a reality in the state of California. The hydrogen fueled FCV prototype from Toyota opened the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, announcing that the fuel cell vehicles are going to be on the roads much sooner than most people imagined. After consistently delivering a driving range of about 300 miles and offering zero to sixty acceleration in approximately 10 seconds, the FCV promises to deliver the kind of flexibility that has been missing from many of the hybrids that have been available until now.

Well known for their dedication to creating innovative vehicles, Toyota has been completely invested in fuel cell research and development for the past 20 years, in an attempt to bring the technology for using hydrogen as a fuel to the forefront. When a vehicle operates using a hydrogen fuel cell, the hydrogen combines with oxygen to create the electricity needed to drive it. The only byproduct that is produced is water. Another significant achievement in the design of the car was the reduction of the size and weight of the powertrain system, but which still allows it to have a significant amount of power. Another challenge that the company has met in creating the design for the FCV is in making it affordable.

The FCV will initially be launched in California, making your Los Angeles Toyota dealers one of the few places the vehicle will be available once the car hits the market. Toyota is working along with the University of California Irvine’s Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) to determine the locations where new hydrogen fueling stations will be placed. Drivers who are interested in being one of the first to get behind the wheel of the new emissions-free FCV can continue to view new Toyota cars online to learn when they are made available in their area.