Wait for it

Running on thin air

Compressed

Long distance

Rent or buy?

Four up

There's yet to be any significant infrastructure for delivering hydrogen to drivers, but Toyota is pushing ahead with its fuel-cell car.

Come 2015, Toyota is due to release a fuel-cell car that looks like this — or, at least, very much like it.

Caption by / Photo by Derek Fung/CNET Australia

The fuel cell takes hydrogen stored in an on-board tank, and combines it with atmospheric oxygen to produce electricity for a motor and water vapour.

Caption by / Photo by Derek Fung/CNET Australia

The hydrogen is stored in a tank at 70MPa, or around 690 times atmospheric pressure at sea level.

Caption by / Photo by Derek Fung/CNET Australia

Range on a single tank of hydrogen is claimed to be around 700km.

Caption by / Photo by Derek Fung/CNET Australia

Toyota has yet to say whether the car will be released for sale, or just for an evaluation lease, like the Honda FCX Clarity.

Caption by / Photo by Toyota

Despite being about the same size as a Camry, the FCV-R only has seating for four.

Derek Fung travelled to the Tokyo Motor Show as a guest of Toyota Australia.

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