Toyota Motor Corporation has launched a new concept fuel cell vehicle (FCV) which it says can run for just under 1000 km (621 miles) between charges. The ‘Fine-Comfort Ride’ vehicle is described as “a new form of premium saloon” which offers a large amount of electric power using hydrogen as its energy source.
At 1000 km, the driving range offered by the Fine-Comfort Ride is a considerable improvement on that obtainable by the current Mirai FCV, which has a cruising range of roughly 650 km (404 miles).
The vehicle discharges no CO2 or substances of concern while in operation and is said to have a hydrogen refuelling time of around three minutes. By adopting an in-wheel motor, positioning the wheels at its very corners and incorporating an underside cover, Toyota states that the new FCV offers both high running stability and quietness.
Toyota is expected to display the concept vehicle in Tokyo, Japan, during the 45th Tokyo Motor Show, October 25-November 5, 2017.