2016 Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan Specification
Posted on May 1, 2015 | By admin | Leave a response
2016 Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan Specification. After more than 20 years of research, the vision of Toyota’s cars of the future has become a reality. The new sedan from the fuel cell Toyota, seen for the first time in Europe at the Paris Auto Salon, can be four people comfortably, he has a field of practices comparable with a gasoline engine vehicle and can be refueled in about three minutes, however, his single exhaust tailpipe emission is water vapor.
First production sedan with the world hydrogen engine is a development of the FCV Concept Toyota, which made its international debut in 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon. Although it stays true to the avant-garde style of the concept, the fuel cell sedan has a series of changes to the details that make it practical for everyday driving, including adjustments in air the radiator, headlights, taillights, grille, roof and the fuel tank cap. As expected, the cameras rear-view mirrors of the concept they have been replaced by conventional mirrors.
Toyota fuel cell sedan will be launched in Japan, the United States and Europe during the year of 2015.
Toyota fuel cell sedan is designed to be practical for the everyday needs of motorists, being a front-wheel drive, four-door, four-seat sedan. Performance and range of autonomy are like a gasoline engine vehicle and fill the fuel tank takes about three minutes. To maximise cabin space and lower the center of gravity of the car, fuel tanks, fuel and batteries are installed under the floor. The two tanks to store hydrogen at pressures of up to 700bar.
The front compartment houses the electric motor, electronic control and boost converter system. Converter increases the tension produced by the fuel cell, which has allowed for the size of the engine and the number of cells is reduced, the reduction of costs and increase performance. Technology has advanced considerably since 2002, when Toyota began to rent-based SUV Highlander fuel cell vehicles to customers in Japan and North America. A key difference in the new generation of fuel cells is that there is no humidifier; fuel cell humidity need is directly taken from the water produced in the chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen. This means that the structure of the fuel cell has been made simpler, more compact, more reliable, lighter and cheaper produce.
The fuel cell sedan goes on sale in Japan by April 2015 and preparations are under way for the launch in the US and European markets in the summer. In Japan the fuel cell sedan will be sold in Toyota and Toyopet, dealers priced at approximately seven million yen (approximately £43.450). Sales will initially be limited to those parts of the country in which a hydrogen refueling infrastructure is being developed. The prices for Europe and the United States still undecided. The commitment of Toyota vehicles that are more eco-friendly development is based on three principles: covering different energy sources; ensure low emissions vehicles; (e) promoting environmental change positive to make these popular vehicles among the customers.
Hydrogen has great potential as alternative fuel. It can be produced from a wide variety of sources of primary energy, including solar and wind energy; is easy to store and transport; and when it is compressed, it has a higher energy density than batteries. Also it could be used in a broader range of applications beyond domestic and automotive use, including power generation on a large scale. Fuel cell vehicles contribute to the diversification of fuels for vehicles. They emit no carbon dioxide or substances harmful to the environment when it is operated, but offer the comfort associated with gasoline vehicles. Toyota believes that the technology has great potential in the development of vehicles that are more environmentally friendly with the environment and ideal to help deliver sustainable mobility.
The HyFive project
The objective of the HyFive (hydrogen for innovative vehicles) project is to accelerate the car driven by hydrogen introduction in Europe. The group is an Association of manufacturing industry 15 vehicles and energy offering to companies that are joining forces to help ensure a coordinated implementation of fuel cell vehicles, together with the creation of the infrastructure of refueling and fuel supply that require.
Toyota, BMW, Daimler, Honda and Hyundai will be responsible for the delivery of a fleet of 110 vehicles in six European cities: Bolzano, Copenhagen, Innsbruck, London, Munich and Stuttgart. A network of hydrogen fuel supply pumps will be held simultaneously in five metropolitan areas, as well as in Sweden, near neighbouring Denmark. Vehicles made by Toyota from the effective implementation of the programme by the end of 2015 will be equipped with a system of continuous data logging. This will work on all the three year project, providing detailed engineers, feedback from day to day in the use and performance of the cars, information will be essential for the future development of fuel cell technology.