Toyota bringing fuel cell vehicle to market in 2015 (pictures)
LAS VEGAS -- Toyota brought its hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle to the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. If it looks familiar, that's because we've already seen this car when it debuted late last year in Tokyo.
However, Toyota decided to re-unveil the car in Las Vegas as part of an announcement that it is committed to bringing a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to the marketplace in 2015. Pre-orders should start later this year.
The car itself, says Toyota, is less important than the infrastructure to fuel it. By the time the fuel cell vehicle reaches the market, the automaker will have built 20 new stations in the markets it will launch in. By 2016, that number will grow by 40.
That may not sound like a lot of stations when compared to a gasoline station on every corner, but Toyota says that it's not how many stations you build, but where you put them. According to the automaker, if every car in California ran on hydrogen fuel cells, the entire gasoline refueling infrastructure could be replaced with just 15 percent of the former total locations.