There will be the world premiere of the Toyota FCV-R (Fuel Cell Vehicle – Reality & Revolution) concept and the FT-EV III (Future Toyota – Electric Vehicle III) concept at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show .
Based on the Toyota iQ , the FT-EV III (Future Toyota – Electric Vehicle III) is a 4-seater electric vehicle concept suitable for short-distance trips.
Toyota is developing EV technology with the aim of launching a vehicle suitable for short-distance travel in 2012. Equipped with a lithium-ion battery, the FT-EV III achieves an estimated cruising range of 65 miles on a fully charged battery (under the Japanese JC08 test cycle).
The FCV-R (Fuel Cell Vehicle – Reality & Revolution) concept is a practical, family-sized vehicle fuelled by hydrogen. This concept model represents the next step towards the commercial launch of a Toyota fuel cell vehicle by 2015.
With the fuel-cell unit located beneath the specially designed bodyshell, the vehicle can accommodate up to four passengers and boasts impressive luggage space. The fuel cell stack, with a 70 MPa high-pressure hydrogen tank, has been improved to provide a cruising distance of approximately 430 miles (under the Japanese JC08 test cycle).