Toyota is rumoured to be working on a Lexus-badged hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicle (FCV) as the next step in the company’s plans to roll commercialise fuel cell electric vehicles. A report by Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review claims that the unnamed Lexus FCV model will make its debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The report did not cite any sources but Nikkei adds that the next generation Lexus LS is likely to incorporate some form of zero emissions technology – an area of development which includes FCV technology.
The company’s recently announced “Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050” also mentions that Toyota aims to kick start a ‘hydrogen society’ that will see the company selling over 30,000 FCVs annually, a tenfold increase from the company’s target for 2017.
On a related note, Lexus has also announced that it will be presenting a new concept car at the upcoming 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, a concept that Lexus says represents the brands future vision of progressive luxury.
The concept car is likely to point to the proposed Lexus FCV model.
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