Toyota Hydrogen Hybrid Available In 2015

Rex Roy
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As a comparison against conventionally-powered vehicles, the 2009 Toyota Highland Hybrid achieves an EPA-estimated rating of 26 mpg combined fuel economy and has a full-tank range of approximately 450 miles. With premium grade gasoline currently priced at about $3.25, the gasoline-powered V-6 Highlander hybrid is estimated to travel approximately 26 miles at a cost of about $3.25. Currently, hydrogen gas pricing is not fixed, but DOE targets future pricing at $2 to $3 per kilogram. Therefore, the FCHV-adv is estimated to travel approximately 68 miles at a projected cost of about $2.50 - more than double the range of the Highlander Hybrid, at equal or lesser cost, while producing zero emissions.

AutomobileMag.com has driven hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on several occasions. It is our opinion that their operation is ordinary enough to be readily accepted by the driving public once the cost of the powertrain becomes competitive.

As for finding hydrogen fuel when you need to fill up, GM's Bereisa told us, "There's a lot more hydrogen production around than people think, so if the country wanted to move to a hydrogen economy, it could get done pretty quickly and with a lot less investment than we're already seeing in the current stimulus package." As a matter of fact, the Toyota Highlanders likely passed a number of hydrogen producing refineries along their test route. Those familiar with the I-5 in Southern California may recall the multiple pipelines running parallel to the interstate along sections between San Diego and Los Angeles. One of those larger pipes (approximately 4-feet in diameter) carries hydrogen used in and/or produced by the energy industry.

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Jessie Janson
no, its safer because the gas is gas, and disperses if the tank gets a hole in it. where the 'gas' we use now stays liquid and stays flamable. you can also include injection systems to inject a chemical that makes the gas no longer burn. but overall, people said the same thing about the cars we drive today, "you want us to drive around with explosives under us??"
Mr.Scott
I was under the impression that only large busses could use hydrogen for safety purposes as they allow a lot of crushing room in the event of an accident.  A scuba tank full of hydrogen under your car would take our an entire city block if ruptured in an accident??
Tangeeon
How hard would it be to be competitive in the Auto industry again?  Can we as a people make the Oil industry understand that they are soon gone forever and that the sooner their is no gas engines the better it is for this country of ours, for our children and our reputation to the next generation instead of being the greedy CEO's of the 2000's, one man will shine above the rest. And those oil CEO's will tell their children they knew he was on the right track. And all the pictures of oil companies working behind the scenes making lithium batteries harder to ship, trying to keep the car of the year by motor trend in California the Tesla Model S by banning it in Texas and all the southern states who have always been afraid of change all this wasted effort of American millionaires fighting amounst themselves while Toyota takes all the profits bravo once again we are the worlds laughing stocks. I've had HHO for two years I get 47 miles per gallon on my V6  and so are many others except the American auto industry they prefer to Put the old 350 into a new designed corevett SNORE they're new car is really a old car.Its always been the people of this country that makes it great not the Republicans /Government we had had smart business people but they turned in they're smarts for greed it is sad that companies like GE. Ford don't pay any taxes that the American economy is in the toilet matters not to these rich punks our companies used to care about how they look those days are over    

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