Toyota recently announced that they will begin producing their hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in mid-December, a significantly earlier production time than before. While many people say, “Good things come to those that wait,” we don’t think that this is going to apply here. Just because the Toyota hydrogen fuel cell vehicle is coming sooner than originally planned, doesn’t mean it’s going to be bad. In fact, we’re pretty sure that means it will be even better than expected.
While we don’t know exactly why the production date has been moved up so suddenly, we can assume that it’s likely due to smooth sailing on the development and testing front—something that isn’t normally seen in the alternative fuel vehicle market. Toyota first introduced this fuel cell vehicle back in 2012 with the FCV-R concept. Since then, the technology has come a long way and Toyota has confirmed that the production vehicle will have a system similar to the popular Prius’s Hybrid Synergy Drive, combining a hydrogen tank with a regular battery pack for power.
There isn’t much information out there on the price of the fuel cell vehicle, either, though Toyota says that it should come in around $80,000 on the U.S. market.
If you just can’t wait for the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to arrive on the market later this year, make sure you stop by Wondries Toyota today. We promise we have the perfect eco-friendly car option for you!