BBC News Toyota eyes mass production of fuel cell car by 2015

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Toyota eyes mass of fuel cell car by 2015

is among the many carmakers to develop hydrogen fuel vehicles

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carmaker Toyota has said it is to start commercial sales of cell-powered cars by 2015.

set the target as it unveiled a concept cell powered car, the FCV, at the Tokyo Motor

The car can be re-fuelled within minutes and it can about 500km (300 on a full tank, according to the

Earlier this week, Hyundai said it plans to mass production of such as early as next year.

Puneet Pal Singh Business BBC News

Eco-friendly cars been been the buzzword in the industry for some time And within that space, cell-powered vehicles are turning out to be the of the season.


Carmakers have been off the progress they have in the area.

The trick, of course, is how companies can take their cars from the motor floors, to showrooms and subsequently to at homes.

Toyota and Hyundai aim to do within the next year or But as we have seen it with cars in the past, it is easier than done. There are concerns about a lack of filling stations.

And an equally big will be producing them enough to keep them for buyers.

None of the carmakers has officially the prices as yet, though reports indicate that s FCV may cost between $50,000 and (ВЈ31,000 to ВЈ62,000).

The South company has announced plans to commercial sales of a fuel version of its sports utility the Tucson, in the US market.

Honda is also expected to unveil its concept version of a fuel vehicle later this

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Infrastructure concerns

Many have been looking to the fuel cell technology and bring it to mass production.

One of the reasons is that it is emission-free.

The uses hydrogen to generate to power the engine and the waste are heat and water.

At the same fuel cells charge faster and travel a longer after being charged, with battery-operated electric

However, there are concerns the demand for such vehicles, not because there are not enough filling stations.

Carlos Ghosn, chief of Nissan, said that over infrastructure were the key for his firm to put some of their on hold.

Frankly, I don t know how are going to do it, because knowing all the we have, to have a charging with electricity, where is the infrastructure? Mr Ghosn was quoted as by the Reuters news agency.

s why we have postponed, in a certain some of our ambitions in terms of cells.

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