/ News, Technology, Toyota / Toyota satisfied with California’s plans for hydrogen cars

Toyota satisfied with California’s plans for hydrogen cars

Linked In Share
Toyota satisfied with California’s plans for hydrogen cars

The company’s North American top executive said the US state’s plan to have at least 50 hydrogen fuel stations by 2016 is a good prospect for next year’s release of the Toyota fuel cell vehicle.

California’s strategy to also invest in hydrogen refill stations sees the state subsidizing with $47 million at least 28 new stations for fuel cell cars, as the 10 operational and 16 in development are seen as insufficient.

“Just based on the product, based on the infrastructure we see that will be in place in California, we’re much more bullish on fuel cell,” Lentz said. “I’m more bullish on fuel cell than I was on EV. I think the cost of fuel cells is going to be substantially less than in an EV.” Consumers “are used to driving 300 to 350 miles. They are used to pulling into a station and refueling their vehicle in five or six minutes,” he adds. “That has retarded the growth of buying pure battery vehicles, because there is the anxiety about range.”

The Japanese automaker is not just holding back and waiting for others to do the job, as the company itself is providing at least $7.2 million to a California startup that plans to operate hydrogen stations. Lentz adds that fuel-cell cars should be the easier zero emission option, as the performance, range and refill time is very close to the one a driver is used to seeing from a traditional gasoline engined car.

Via Bloomberg

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 - filed under News, Technology, Toyota. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
california Fuel cell hydrogen refill stations us


Discuss: Toyota satisfied with California’s plans for hydrogen cars

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

US: BMW needs Silicon Valley gurus to adopt the i8
US: BMW needs Silicon Valley gurus to adopt the i8The German premium automaker managed to hit the bulls eye when one of the first US customers of the $136,000 i8 plug-in hybrid ...
2017 Ford Focus RS might get an AWD after all
2017 Ford Focus RS might get an AWD after allThe new generation of the Ford Focus RS is keeping everyone in the shadows but a new report is indicating that the company might ...
[VIDEO] 2015 Suzuki Vitara goes official
[VIDEO] 2015 Suzuki Vitara goes officialThe first official image and video with the brand new 2015 Suzuki Vitara have been released by the company, ahead of its public ...
US: Toyota’s North American reorganization prompts Tech Center expansion
US: Toyota’s North American reorganization prompts Tech Center expansionThe Japanese automaker, the world’s largest auto company in terms of sales, is in a process of reorganization in North America, ...
[VIDEO] See the new-gen Volvo XC90 get crash tested
[VIDEO] See the new-gen Volvo XC90 get crash testedVolvo has released a new video with the new generation of the XC90 in which the model in question is being crash tested. The ...
Moscow Motor Show – Chevrolet Niva Concept unveiled
Moscow Motor Show – Chevrolet Niva Concept unveiledChevrolet has officially unveiled the brand new Niva Concept during the 2014 Moscow Motor Show, in a world premiere. After being ...
Report – GM plans to build Chevy Equinox in Mexico
Report – GM plans to build Chevy Equinox in MexicoYesterday the No.1 US automaker and the United Auto Workers union proudly announced the production shift of the Cadillac SRX from ...
Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider to cost EUR216,000
Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider to cost EUR216,000The upcoming Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider is believed to carry a starting price of 216,000 euros, before taxes, once it will be ...
Cadillac ATS-V Sedan to be introduced at L.A. Auto Show
Cadillac ATS-V Sedan to be introduced at L.A. Auto ShowThe new performance sedan to be added to the premium D-segment, the Cadillac ATS-V, will be officially presented to the public ...
Kia officially reveals Mexico plant investment
Kia officially reveals Mexico plant investmentThe South Korean automaker is now exiting an unofficially capped investment period, announcing it’s the latest company to join ...
Moscow Motor Show – Datsun mi-DO
Moscow Motor Show – Datsun mi-DONissan’s newly revived brand, Datsun, has officially pulled the wraps off its newest creation, the mi-DO, during the 2014th ...
Mazda3 MPS planned, to get AWD and 300 HP
Mazda3 MPS planned, to get AWD and 300 HPThe Japanese based automaker Mazda is planning to introduce a hot version of the new Mazda3 generation, which should become ...
Russia: auto winners and losers of the political/economic crisis
Russia: auto winners and losers of the political/economic crisisEurope’s second largest auto market, once billed to overcome Germany for the top position, is deep entrenched today in a ...
U.S. – Mercedes-Benz SL400 introduced to America
U.S. – Mercedes-Benz SL400 introduced to AmericaThe new entry-level Mercedes-Benz SL400 has been recently introduced across the United States, becoming more affordable than the ...
2015 Volvo XC90 Polestar rendered
2015 Volvo XC90 Polestar renderedThe first rendering with the new generation of the Volvo XC90, after it has been unveiled, is showing the model in a Polestar ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

Chevrolet Niva Concept 1
BMW M5 f10 tuning dinan 1
Opel Mokka Moscow Edition 1
MUstang_production
Renault R.S. 01 race car 2
Spy-Shots of Cars
lada vesta sedan 1
2015 mazda2 mps 1
lamborghini murcielago crash romania gypsy craiova 1
chevrolet niva concept 1
Infiniti ESQ 1
2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo Europe 1

More automotive from inautonews
The German premium automaker managed to hit the bulls eye when one of the first US customers of the $136,000 i8 plug-in hybrid top of the range sports car was a former Apple executive. Just as Tesla managed to achieve glamour and fame in the technical world of California’s Silicon Valley, word ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.3 Gilles Villeneuve
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.3 Gilles Villeneuve"I know that no human being can do a miracle. Nobody commands magical properties, but Gilles made you wonder. He was that quick” Jacques Laffite ...
Test drive: Ford Ranger XLT 2.2 TDCi 150 HP
Test drive: Ford Ranger XLT 2.2 TDCi 150 HPFord is well known around the world for its F-150 pickup truck that actually doesn’t have a global presence. A paradox, yes? Well, actually no. ...
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.4 Niki Lauda
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.4 Niki LaudaThe man that saved Ferrari…These are the first words that came in mind when you heard about Niki Lauda, “The computer”. He was fast, tough in ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety [VIDEO] See the new-gen Volvo XC90 get crash testedVolvo has released a new video with the new generation of the XC90 in which the model in question ... US: Boston drivers rule the risky-prone rankingsAccording to Allstate Corp., the bottom of the annual ranking of the nation’s 200 biggest urban ...
Safety Section