[CES 2014] Toyota, the name behind one of the most successful hybrid car models to date, the Toyota Prius, has just announced that they are working on setting up a network of hydrogen stations which might just feature pumps as well – and the places where such a network will be installed? We are looking at car dealers and perhaps even trash dumps, although the latter does not seem to be too conducive a place to have it. Toyota recently showed off its hydrogen-fueled FCV sedan, which is a concept version of the car Toyota will eventually sell in the US and Japan in 2014, and Bob Carter, Toyota’s U.S. group vice president, said, “We’re throwing everything against the wall. We know we have to push the infrastructure.”
Toyota is not the only vehicle manufacturer in this proverbial boat, as Hyundai Motor Co. as well as Honda Motor Co. too, have their own plans to sell hydrogen cars and crossovers to folks in California. California, after all, has strict state rules that require increasing numbers of “zero-emission” vehicles to be sold each year all the way through to 2025. At time of publishing, California sports approximately 10 public hydrogen fuel pumps, but we are looking at a possible target of another 100 more within the next 10 years.