Toyota is launching a new, electric car with a hydrogen fuel cell battery
Toyota is releasing the first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle for sale in the US, the Toyota Highlander.
The hydrogen-powered vehicle, which can be powered by an internal combustion engine, is expected to go on sale later this year, and Toyota is promising that it will be the world’s first fuel-efficient car.
A fuel cell, or an electric vehicle that uses electricity to generate hydrogen, has been around for years in the automotive world, but Toyota has the first fuel cell on the market for the price of a gasoline car.
Toyota’s Highlander will be available in the United States as a 2018 model.
“The hydrogen fuel cells we are introducing will help to make fuel cell vehicles more affordable, safer and more environmentally-friendly,” said Toyota Vice President and CEO of the Fuel Cell Business Unit, Chris Young.
Young said the Highlander is being built by Toyota’s Toyota Advanced Powertrain division and will be offered with a variety of engines, including an internal-combustion engine.
Fuel cell vehicles have been in development for years, and there is a number of different types of fuel cells on the scene, including hybrid and hydrogen.
Toyota has been testing hybrid fuel cell cars since 2015, and is currently developing a hydrogen vehicle for the 2021 model year.
In addition to hydrogen, Toyota also is developing a fuel cell for electric vehicles, the i-Trak.
It’s not clear if the hydrogen fuel car will be sold in the UK, or if it will only be offered in Europe.
Toyota has also been working on an electric hybrid vehicle, the GX, which is expected in 2020.
This vehicle has been in the works for some time, and it is expected that the hydrogen-fueled vehicle will eventually make its way to the US market.