Toyota and the Hydrogen fuel cell car


Although people will have to hold on until 2015 to be able to drive one of the hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles from Toyota that was previewed at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, though that has not stopped the manufacturer from Japan putting the technology to work itself. At the Toyota Motor Sales LA headquarters a 1.11 megawatt fuel cell has been fitted, this is in order to generate cheaper electricity along with reducing the carbon footprint. This uses the same basic technology that is also going to feature in the upcoming production vehicle from Toyota, a Proton Exchange Membrane.

Why choose a Toyota fuel cell vehicle at the time of launch ?

According to a company statement, one of the main benefits of PEM fuel cell systems is how quickly and easily they are able to be turned on and off. Along with being suited well for vehicle use, the company also believes that the reliability and responsiveness of units such as this will guarantee a prompt and efficient power supply during higher demands periods to the sales campus.

This idea is to adjust meeting requirement use, with brand new fixed fuel cell allegedly able to supply half of the total power that is needed by the LA sites six buildings during the summer months when demand is at its peak.

The future for Toyota and the fuel cell vehicle

Mark Yamamuchi, who is the sustainable strategy programme manager on site explained recently that most of the other fuel cell technologies in order to generate baseload power need to run continuously. He went on to say that the project is rather unique and that the characteristics are being leveraged of the PEM technology in order to load follow.

This is the largest installation of the kind throughout the globe. The company have claimed that the first application of fuel cell technology as a power generation stationary produces the average sufficient power that meets the needs of around 765 American homes on average. With these key statistics in mind then, is there a possibility that after Toyota, other car companies could also jump on board, including the likes of, Citroen,Ford and Peugeot amongst many more.Will the fuel cell vehicle for Toyota  prove to be a big seller around the world ?.

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