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Toyota FCV-R runs on oxygen and hydrogen

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

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Derek Fung
Derek loves nothing more than punching a remote location into a GPS, queuing up some music and heading out on a long drive, so it's a good thing he's in charge of CNET Australia's Car Tech channel.
Derek Fung
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Wait for it

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.

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Running on thin air

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.

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Compressed

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

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Long distance

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

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Rent or buy?

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

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Four up

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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