In addition to the vehicle’s own hydrogen tank, the car can also generate electricity directly from hydrogen stored outside the vehicle. The Toyota FCV Plus concept’s fuel cell stack can be reused as an electricity generating device, enabling to fuel other vehicles or to add power to building grids if needed.
Compressed hydrogen has a higher energy density than batteries, can be generated from a wide range of raw materials (e.g. renewable electricity, bio-mass) and is easy to store, making it a promising future energy source.
Clean generation of hydrogen from a wide range of primary energy sources will make local, self-sufficient power generation a reality, and fuel cell vehicles will take on a new role as power sources within their communities. Our aim is to add an all-new sense of purpose to the automobile by turning fuel cell vehicles from eco-cars into energy-cars.
Having these 2 new fuel cell concepts presented so quickly after the Mirai launch with a strong vision of a hydrogen-based future conveys a very clear message: TOYOTA believes firmly in this technology and the Mirai is opening the door to a new and better tomorrow.