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Toyota to sell fuel cell vehicle in 2015

Detroit Free Press -- TRAVERSE CITY -- Toyota plans to sell a fuel cell vehicle in 2015, which would make it a leader in a technology that most other automakers regard as about 10 years from being marketable.

Toyota is sticking to its timetable of selling a fuel cell sedan in three years, said Justin Ward, advanced powertrain program manager at the Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor.

Initially, it likely will be sold in California, which plans to have 68 hydrogen fueling stations by the end of 2015, Ward said at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars. Michigan has not made a similar commitment.


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Submitted Aug 08, 2012 By: igbo
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sparky808
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 12:25:49 PM

Thank you for posting.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 5:12:12 AM

Lower the cost of the fuel cell down to a reasonable level so people can afford the vehicle. Use fuel other than expensive hydrogen.
My vehicle runs good, its paid for, gets decent MPG and I will Not be replacing it with anything else! I will drive my current vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, Inbred, diesel, hydrogen, alternative fuel, CNG, concept or anything with a fuel cell.
With 'coming out of the closet' Barry's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, who can afford to buy a new vehicle or the fuel to go for it.! Barry can spin the jobs numbers so they look much better than what they really are, he's a smooooth talker if there ever was one!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 12:07:40 AM

Wow...68 stations...amazing...NOT...
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CPGas1815
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:49:18 PM

Hydrogen is our planets largest resource.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:32:54 PM

Not soon enough; "Step in time, Mary Poppins!"
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:30:34 PM

Hope it works correctly and advances the market.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:28:24 PM

nice
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:24:42 PM

Hope it works out. Again, infrastructure will be key.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:21:33 PM

Just need refueling stations.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:20:44 PM

Good. We really need to speed things upon these transformations.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:18:27 PM

Hope Toyota can make it good this time.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:16:01 PM

Hope they can make it work and market it at a price regular people can afford.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:15:49 PM

Kinda late by then, but it'll be needed nonetheless.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:15:11 PM

I wonder how you arrange uncontrolled acceleration in an electric vehicle? I'm sure they'll find a way...
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:14:49 PM

I would't trust there cars...
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:14:39 PM

What a good jesture of hope in energy conservation.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:14:38 PM

still not viable
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:14:24 PM

This story was posted a few days ago.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:13:57 PM

Interesting!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:13:39 PM

increasing gas mileage in regular engines will give these alternatives powered vehicles slow sales.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:13:35 PM

Are they for lease today?
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:12:44 PM

And if they can pay AAA to supply tow trucks to carry fuel cell refills for all the vehicles out of fuel sitting at the side the road.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:12:23 PM

Wonder if they will still have problems with the floor mats, my work got me a new toyota tundra and it came with no floor mats, funny way to fix the problem.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:12:21 PM

Nat Gas - fill up at home
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:11:20 PM

They will have to market this correctly in order for it to be a success
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:11:10 PM

okay
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:10:41 PM

good for them
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:10:32 PM

Maybe in 2016 or 2017 I MIGHT consider getting another car but I doubt it. I have to have my very first smog test this year, sob,sob. Only 6 years old. Toyota can make a forever car if one maintains it properly.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:09:33 PM

We will see how that works in three years.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:09:09 PM

Good for them.
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Go for it.
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thanks for the post
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:08:33 PM

Wanna see how well it'll do
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Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:07:19 PM

Is the car going to wildly accelerate out of control, too?
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Ok
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Hope they get the floor mats right.
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yadda yadda yadda
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:05:46 PM

Hope it works
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Good luck with that!
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Hope it works!
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:05:03 PM

Promising
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Bring on options.
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ok
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Make them dependable and affordable and they will sell.
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I STILL want my flying car.
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What will the prices of gas be in Cali. in 2015??? Still think the next step is with CGVs...
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No government subsidies!!!
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ok
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why not now
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