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SunHydro to Receive 10 Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicles

SunHydro announced an agreement with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. (TMS) to place 10 Toyota Advanced Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles (FCHV-adv) in the Connecticut area this fall. The vehicles will support the new SunHydro solar-powered hydrogen fueling station, located at Proton Energy Systems’ headquarters in Wallingford, Conn.

SunHydro is leading the development of an East Coast Hydrogen Highway, which will make it possible to drive a fuel cell vehicle from Maine to Florida. The Wallingford, Conn. station will be the first station on this Highway. When completed, the Highway series of SunHydro stations will be the world’s first privately funded network of hydrogen fueling stations.

The FCHV-adv vehicles in Connecticut are part of a Toyota nationwide fuel cell demonstration program that will place more than 100 vehicles over the next three years. The ten fuel cell vehicles will be kept in Connecticut and will be used by SunHydro/Proton Energy Systems staff, in addition to other community members.



Good initiative from Toyota. Will FCs be able to compete with future BEVs and/or as a genset for future PHEVs? Interesting technology competition ahead.


The car makers have already tipped thier hand as to what battery and fuel cell tech is realy good at.

Mostly small cars and short hop cars in the battery market and mostly high energy long haul cars in the fuel cell side.

So I expect for quite some time both will be too far apart from one enouther to step on each others toes.

I think it wont be until 2030 or so before they start to compete in the same market segments.

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