Toyota FCV Plus concept with HUD dashboard to visit Tokyo Motor Show
Toyota FCV Plus concept boasts of a fuel cell stack in between front wheels. It is powered by four in-wheel motors with fuel cell stack in front and a hydrogen tank located behind rear seats.
This arrangement allows for better cabin space making it comfortable for up to four adults despite its compact footprint. Measuring 3,800 mm in length, 1,750 in width and 1,540 mm in height, Toyota FCV concept sits on a wheelbase measuring 3,000 mm.
The fuel cell stack is capable of offering a total of 100 kW and a range of just over 500 km. The concept is claimed to have a refueling time of just 3 minutes. These figures are similar to those offered on conventional petrol or diesel powered vehicle but in this case hydrogen offers better potential of replacing fossil fuels as the Toyota FCV Concept emits just water vapors from tailpipe.
Exteriors and interiors are futuristic in design while the conventional dashboard is ditched for a head-up display. The Toyota S-FR concept, an ahead-of-time looking four seater fuel cell vehicle gives a basic idea on what to expect from the automaker in the future but it is not heading for production anytime soon.
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Besides these fuel cell offerings, Toyota will also be showcasing a smaller version of the Kirobo robot, a talking humanoid which has been designed by Tomotaka Takahashi. Measuring 4 inches when seated, the Kirobo robot fits into a person’s hand and is designed more as a mascot, raising both arms in a greeting when it detects a smiling face. Kirobo robot only speaks Japanese and is expected to add to driving experience in its capacity as a dashboard ornament.