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Nicoalbum

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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 1:01:23 AM

H-fuelled automobiles are definitely in the crosshairs at Toyota and other manufacturers

Housed in a thinly disguised HS250 body, the FCHV system comprises a fuel cell stack, a PCU, a NiMH pack, and an electric motor. The H and O are combined on the vehicle to generate power for the motor. The battery pack stores energy from the fuel cell stack as well as from electricity generated by reverse-polarity deceleration, and a pair of H tanks in the trunk

Tt results in 122HP and 190ftlbs torque, which is enough to send the FCV to 62mph in about 10s, with an estimated top speed 97mph and a driving driving range of 300-450mi

We hit 80-85mph without much effort

The only sounds you can hear are road and wind noise, plus a small whine from the electric motor

The H fuel cell will function at -20F
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2013 12:02:55 AM

T42: sure are, but only if the infrastructure exists to make the H2 a success.
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 2:33:06 PM


When you consider Toyota's success?

I would say they are a transportation innovation team to watch ;0}
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 5:51:30 AM

are they pushing infrastructure too?
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bston
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 10:09:17 AM

Advancing technology changes every year.
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crep1291
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 10:02:54 AM

Good luck Toyota!
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BPonRTE66
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 9:05:36 AM

Again. I'm out
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millerin
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 7:22:54 AM

nice!
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bolobill
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 12:06:15 AM

ok
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judgemobile
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 12:06:06 AM

the two most common elements in the universe: hydrogen and stupidity. Too bad we can't harvest the latter for fuel.
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safewaterman
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:59:28 PM

Anything is better than ethanol ! Car prices need to be equal to gas vehicles though.
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fenster66
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:58:36 PM

interesting....the cost might be a problem, though....
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Mowerman08
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:57:58 PM

can they make a profit as another mfg. claims they can't?
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bobcatfan
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:57:26 PM

Just don't see these catching on.
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spdude
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:57:16 PM

Bring it on!
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jvt666
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:54:12 PM

Why don't they learn to produce regular cars with less recalls first.
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dbadave
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:53:34 PM

ok
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wbpprint
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:52:51 PM

Lithium Ion batteries catch fire, maybe we can expect Hydrogen bombs with this idea. I wish that products didn't come out until the developers and their families have proven things safe for a minimum of 10 years.
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BMWer
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:52:05 PM

Cost is too high
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apjr
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:50:49 PM

sounds good
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dbadave
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:50:44 PM

sure Toyota
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Harry813
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:46:33 PM

hope it works
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skb69sa
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:46:03 PM

Keep the good work.
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Tiernan
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:44:50 PM

Keep it up then.
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Johnny907
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:41:16 PM

Good
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BREW9
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:38:39 PM

ok
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LQQKGAS
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:31:44 PM


YES!
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us4usa
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:30:32 PM

Can buy a lot of gas for $52k...
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btex49
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:29:38 PM

Interesting... when will there be a hydrogen powered truck?
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76chevy
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:26:15 PM

Seems simple that solar energy can be stored as hydrogen with far less polution than batteries.
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CAD69
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:24:42 PM

So... where do you fill it up and for how much?
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pawnkingfour
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:23:09 PM

Lets see!
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1Boog
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:22:41 PM

as they should!!
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JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:22:26 PM

Is the water free?
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NashGas
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:21:15 PM

Yes.
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GLCSHADOW
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:19:58 PM

All for it...
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Ken825
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:16:42 PM

Hope it works out for them.
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wu123
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:13:35 PM

Too early to start a pool for the number of recalls.
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STLCARDSNATION
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:12:16 PM

OK
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DragonLady76
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:10:30 PM

GOOD LUCK TOYOTA!
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deernbullets
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:08:54 PM

Ok
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fourdezzzz
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:07:19 PM

Let's see
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rouxnthehouse
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:06:24 PM

See what happens with this.
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jcurley
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:05:21 PM

Go Toyota!

Now maybe the US manufacturer's will follow.
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salog
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:04:44 PM

The problem is the same as CNG, there is the lack of infrastructure.
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carefrey
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:04:43 PM

I don't think so.
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Lukus
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:03:44 PM

OK, maybe they will actually build a car without all the faulty parts.
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danol43
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:03:41 PM

Good to see new tech.
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SparkieMi
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:01:58 PM

Will have to wait and see on this one.....
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gass12
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:01:46 PM

They should fix the Cars they already have on the road.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 10:58:42 PM

I will American made
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