“Fuel cell technology will take time before it takes off. To help that happen we will bring a reasonable number of cars to Europe. The volume will be limited, but they will be visible on the streets.”
Didier Leroy, Toyota Europe’s president, is determined to introduce hydrogen cars to the market. The first Toyota FCV is set to launch by 2015.
“The fascinating thing is the technology helps facilitate the fuelling process by increasing the speed, but also if you have many of these installations you could reduce battery size and cost.”
Tony Posawatz, who has helped GM to create their Volt before he attempted to save Fisker, thinks that inductive charging will have the most impact on EV adoption in the near term.