Auto companies all over the globe are working towards the strengthening of clean and green technologies. The common eco-friendly theories used are electric and hybrid systems. The latest hot research topic is hydrogen fuel cell technology. So much is written on hydrogen fuel systems and Honda too is keen to take this technology forward.
Toyota has emerged powerful in eco-friendly car segment; its two biggest hits are Prius and Camry hybrids. According to Japan times, the manufacture process of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will start by mid December, and the first product make to come out will be a sedan. News of Toyota’s new hydrogen fuel cell model is not new; the company has said that it will introduce a hydrogen fuel car in 2015.
A new hydrogen fuel cell car launch is interesting; Toyota is aiming big numbers with its hydrogen fuel cell venture. The firm plans to produce vehicles in dozens per month, at price of $78,030 US, which is eight million yen. Toyota projected a price scheme for the vehicle last year itself, and the estimated figure was between $50,000 to 100,000. Sources have driven the first ever concept fuel cell hydrogen vehicle last year. The drive was said to be amazing, that they wanted the car to cost below 10 million yen.
A lot of investment is needed to design a robust fuel cell hydrogen vehicle, and $78k seems appropriate. It is however difficult to predict the exact investment figure, determination of a suitable amount is based on the availability of resources and government regulations.
There has been tremendous progress in the field of fuel cell hydrogen vehicles, the technology will over rule the power of fossil fuels. Hyundai too is working on the progressive benefits of this technology. On the 10th of June the company will use hydrogen fuel cells into its SUV. The technology has crossed paths in America, hydrogen fuel cells supply electricity to grids, Wal-Mart stores and server farms. In the coming summer months FedEx will use hydrogen cargo tractors for its Memphis air hub. On the great impact of hydrogen fuel cell technology, the head of combustion and hydrogen technologies, Daniel Dedrick said,’’ this is the most inspiring moment for fuel cells in my career, there is heaps of potential for growth. ‘’
Hydrogen fuel cell technology is not entirely a new process; it is an ancient theory that came to light way back in 1830s. The concern was it was a pricy process; it was used on Soviet submarines and Apollo space missions. Resources are plentiful and lot cheaper in current times, and come as a suitable alternative for minimal output of carbon emissions.
The main advantage of fuel cell vehicles is negligible dependence on resources, these vehicles run on hydrogen gas, not gasoline. The end result is almost zero emission levels. Fuel cell vehicles are packed with high-tech components, which are admirably advanced. There is a fuel cell stack that converts the stored hydrogen gas, with exterior oxygen to form electricity that drives the electric engine.
It is just a year away before the launch of fuel cell vehicle, and it will be the next big thing of auto revolution.