Making Automobiles an Integral Part of the New Energy Infrastructure
In coming decades, hydrogen-powered cars seem destined to become as common as gas-powered cars. Chances are Toyota hydrogen cars will be crowd pleasers as so many Toyota cars have been to date.
Toyota has just announced three new concept cars ahead of the Tokyo Smart Mobility Motor Show running from October 29-November 8, 2015 at Tokyo Big Sight. The new concept cars include the Scion S-FR Sports Car, the Kikai, and the all-wheel-drive FCV Plus hydrogen fuel cell. The FCV Plus may be Toyota’s first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell car. Toyota’s FCV Plus is designed to generate electricity from hydrogen stored both inside and outside the car while also acting as a mobile backup battery when and where necessary.
The FCV Plus was introduced just one year after the Toyota’s Mirai Fuel Cell. The FCV Plus sports electric motors on each wheel.
According to Toyota, the Kikai is “designed to explore and emphasize the fundamental appeal of machines: their fine craftsmanship, their beauty, simplicity, and their fascinating motion, reminding us of the appeal of the physical and tactile in a digital age.”