The Japanese automaker’s fuel-cell car hits the market next year despite all the doubt.
Toyota Motor is getting set to defy naysayers. Toyota’s initiative is the first commercial hydrogen-powered fuel-cell car, which the Japanese automaker said it will sell starting next year.
Toyota showed a prototype it calls FCV at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last week. Many are hoping the company can think of a catchier name by the time the car is introduced.
The first production run of fuel-cell cars will be small (fewer than 10,000), costing between $50,000 and $100,000 and sold mostly in California, where Toyota says a small chain of hydrogen filling stations will satisfy demand for the fuel.