The Near Future at the Motor Show (WC Archive)

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The Near Future at the Show

Although hydrogen cell-based vehicles remain years away from availability (and, even if the eventually moves towards battery-based vehicles, we’re likely to see some fuel cars on showroom floors), interesting to watch the evolution of the fuel cell vehicles roll out at auto shows. In years, there has been a mix of practical but arguably boring and stuff that is clearly to be more provocative than

At the upcoming Tokyo Motor however, we’ll be seeing designs that bridge the two useful enough to potentially what will eventually out, while still enough to both turn and challenge how we think about transportation. As usual, Green Car has the goods, and has linked to the Tokyo Show plans for DaimlerChrysler. and (in the purely motorcycle realm) .

The DaimlerChrysler HYGENIUS is a good of how close carmakers are to being to produce real-world useful cell vehicles. The HYGENIUS a 115 hp engine — about the as a Honda Civic — a range of close to 250 miles on a bit than the equivalent of 3 gallons of That’s getting close to would be usable in a real-world cell vehicle. DaimlerChrysler is even touting the HYGENIUS’ as a mobile power source:

As well as generating clean to drive the research vehicle, the cell can also serve as a power source: its 66 kW of electrical would be quite sufficient to several detached houses with power. [. ] The fuel energy also allows devices to be operated anywhere at the voltage level — onboard conversion — the occupants total independence the mains network on family or business trips. All they to do is connect the device to a power in the tailgate.

The HYGENIUS functions like a vehicle, using a battery for driving, charging it with braking and the electric motor cruising.

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Toyota’s FINE-X has something of a resemblance to the HYGENIUS. isn’t entirely surprising; fuel cell vehicles need to maximize room a lightweight, compact-car frame, so the design will probably be Toyota has so far provided fewer on the FINE-X, other than to say it uses electric in-wheel and carbon-neutral plant-based materials for interior and exterior components. is also showing a next-generation minivan, the Esteem, at the Tokyo as well as the latest iteration of the Mobility Vehicle concept, the (seriously, does Toyota consult a native English before naming their vehicles. ).

Of course, Personal Mobility already exist today, in the of motorcycles. We’ve explored the potential for hydrogen and electric (as well as the current popularity of scooters and mopeds ), but the Yamaha bikes really expand the of what the motorcycle of the future look like.

The Gen-Ryu motorcycle looks like out of Akira (and Yamaha it performs like a 1000 cc bike, so it goes as fast as out of Akira, too), while the electric bike actually its height and length to conform to and road conditions. While the and DEINONYCHUS still look prototypes, the HV-01 hybrid and the FC-me methane fuel scooters look like that could be on the road

As it happens, the FC-me (and, run the English names past an please — the Yamaha ) will have limited availability in Japan by June of year. I wonder how much we’ll have to wait a commercially-available hybrid-electric scooter or hits the market — guess we’ll see one by 2007, if not

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