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Toyota develops improved hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle: FCHV-adv model


Toyota Motor Corp said that it has developed an advanced new zero-emission fuel-cell vehicle that can run for 830 km (516 miles) on a single tank of hydrogen and in temperatures as low as 30 degrees Celsius below freezing temperature (-22 F).

Toyota has been developing its hydrogen fuel cell technology since 1992 and has announced they’ve created a more efficient version of their Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle (FCHV) named the FCHV-adv.

In comparison to the previous FCHV which had a range of 205 miles, it is claimed fuel efficiency has been improved by 25% through improving fuel cell unit performance, enhancing the regenerative brake system and reducing energy consumed by the auxiliary system

Fuel-cell vehicles are widely considered the ultimate longer-term alternative to today’s conventional cars as they run on an inexhaustible and cheaper source of fuel — hydrogen — have no harmful tail-pipe emissions, and do not compromise driving performance.

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  • newbeenew February 26, 2009, 9:01 am

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    but probably not – but your site look solid.

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