Hydrogen Fuel Cell Sedan to Go on Sale in Japan in April
Toyota has revealed the exterior design and Japan pricing of its hydrogen fuel cell sedan, unveiled as a concept at the Tokyo Motor Show last year – and subsequently shown at a limited number of U.S. venues, including ACT Expo 2014 in Long Beach, Calif.
The car is to go on sale in Japan in April priced at approximately 7 million yen – just above $68,750 U.S. at today’s rates of exchange.
“Preparations are underway for launches in the U.S. and European markets in the summer of 2015,” Toyota says. “U.S. and Europe prices have not yet been decided.”
Single-Fill Range of Some 435 Miles
Toyota says it’s been developing fuel cell vehicles in-house for more than 20 years, and today boasts a proprietary fuel cell stack and “performance similar to a gasoline engine vehicle, with a cruising range of approximately 700 kilometers,” or 435 miles (according to Toyota measurements taken under the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s JC08 test cycle) with a fueling time of roughly three minutes.
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