Toyota reportedly engaged on a flagship, hydrogen-fueled Lexus limousine
Toyota’s first hydrogen automotive hasn’t even gone on sale but right here within the US, and already we’re listening to rumors a few comply with-up car. Based on the Australian web site Motoring, the Japanese auto big is planning on taking the identical gasoline cell system it utilized in its mid-vary Mirai sedan, and placing it into a better-finish Lexus LS limousine. For probably the most half, then, the brand new car will make use of the identical know-how, although Toyota will apparently should do some retro-becoming so as to make it work inside the present Lexus LS. (In contrast to the LS, the Mirai was constructed from scratch as a hydrogen automotive.) If Motoring‘s report is right, the brand new Lexus could have a gasoline cell beneath the entrance seat, with the hydrogen tanks situated behind the rear seat. Additionally, although the LS wasn’t initially designed as a hydrogen car, it is going to reportedly supply almost the identical vary as Toyota’s present FCEV: 239 miles, versus 300 on the Mirai. No phrase but on worth or whether or not this report is even true. And we suspect it might be some time earlier than anybody units the document straight — the hydrogen-fueled Lexus LS is rumored to launch “by 2017,” as much as two years from now.