Toyota Will Start Selling Fuel Cell Buses In Early 2017

Posted: Oct 25 2016, 11:56am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 25 2016, 11:59am CDT , in Cars & Vehicles


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Toyota will Start Selling Fuel Cell Buses in Early 2017
  • Toyota Off to Start Sales of Fuel Cell Buses from Early 2017

The company is starting the sales of fuels cell buses under the name of Toyota Brand in 2017. Toyota plans to introduce over 100 FC buses mainly in the Tokyo area, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Toyota Motor Corporation is all set to sale fuel cell busses under the Toyota brand from the year 2017. These Fuel Cell busses have undergone rigorous testing and a lot of field testing after which they were approved for practical usage.

The Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is planning to launch two of these fuel cell buses as fixed route buses in city.

Toyota is actually planning to introduce at least 100 FC buses in Tokyo area. They are trying to introduce these buses ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic games.

The company is claiming that all the tourist and passengers going to see the Olympics will be thrilled to see these FC buses as the mode of transportation in Olympic city.

This is the reason they are opening sales of these FC buses in Japan. This will increase awareness about this module of transportation in public and transport companies both.

In order to prepare for Olympics 2020, we are hoping that the number of these FC buses will eventually increase to accommodate the increased number of tourists during the event as well.

The Toyota FC bus which is developed by company was first developed with help of Hino Motors. The Toyota Fuel Cell System (TFCS) that was used for the first time in Mirai fuel cell vehicle has been developed and has been improved.

The new and developed fuel cell is better in energy efficiency and will be superior to combustible engines as it will be favorable for environment too. FC’s CO2 emission is really low while it is being driven.

The FC bus will use a high capacity power supply system as well.

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