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The Toyota FCV Plus concept is both a car and an energy solution for your home (pictures)

Toyota's FCV Plus was built to exist in a world where hydrogen gas creates most of our electricity, and the result is a car that's not just a car, but also a method of powering your home.

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The FCV Plus is about 1 inch taller, 2 inches wider and 6 inches shorter in length than Toyota's current small car, the Yaris.

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The FCV's wheelbase is roughly 10 inches longer than that of the Yaris, due to unique drivetrain packaging.

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While the front end is certainly striking, the FCV Plus' rear end looks like something straight out of science fiction.

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Being a concept, it was designed without concern for crash standards, as evidenced by the massive amount of glass surrounding the cabin.

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With the drivetrain components pushed to the front and rear of the vehicle, the passenger compartment is positively enormous for a car this small.

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Hydrogen has a much better chance of becoming a common automotive staple than holographic displays do -- at least for now.

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Rear-seat occupants have limo-like amounts of legroom. It could probably use some seatbelts, though.

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The FCV Plus creates all this room by storing the fuel cell between the front wheels and the hydrogen storage tank between the rears.

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Even the vehicle's underbody is super-simple, showcasing yet another benefit of a small fuel-cell drivetrain.

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When it's not being used to drive around town, the FCV Plus can hook up to an external hydrogen tank and provide electricity for your home.

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The car can also be hooked up to the grid to provide extra energy to minimize stress on local infrastructure.

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Toyota declined to specify what these wheel-cover lights are for, but they're pretty cool nonetheless.

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As with every other futuristic concept out there, the FCV Plus relies on highly efficient LED lighting.

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There's a hydrogen tank tucked away back there, somewhere.

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One of the best things about a concept is that they don't have to follow traditional vehicle regulations, so you can end up with some funky arrangements, like these low-down brake lights.

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You'd be hard-pressed to find an angle where this car looks anything like vehicles on the road today.

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Pop Quiz: Is this the FCV Plus' roof, or a helmet from the upcoming Star Wars movie?

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What fun is sharing power with the grid if you're not announcing it to every passerby?

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Fuel cells still require airflow, so don't expect hydrogen cars to adopt grille-free faces.

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Each wheel is powered by its own individual electric motor. Lack of a single, larger motor helps the overall packaging.

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The FCV Plus' rear-seat structure is brought to you by Spider-Man.

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