Toyota's fuel cell hybrid vehicle on display at Semicon West 2006, a chip equipment technology conference that has been taking place this week in San Francisco. The hybrid averages close to 60 miles per kilogram--not gallon.
The transmission console of the Toyota is just like those of most vehicles but for the FCHV label, which stands for fuel cell hydrogen vehicle.
The fuel cell hybrid shown here is based on Toyota's Highlander SUV. It is just one of a range of hydrogen-powered models that the Japanese carmaker plans to introduce between 2010 and 2012.
The engine of the Highlander hybrid draws oxygen into a hydrogen fuel-cell cluster to produce electricity and distilled water. The electricity is used to power the motor.
Toyota's fuel cell hybrid vehicle generated a lot of interest at Semicon West 2006.