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Photos: Toyota's hydrogen SUV

Toyota's fuel cell hybrid vehicle, based on the Highlander SUV, is just one of the models that the carmaker plans to introduce between 2010 and 2012.
By Bill Detwiler, Contributor
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Toyota's fuel cell hybrid vehicle

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.

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Hydrogen power

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.

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Fuel cell hybrid 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.

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Engine of the Highlander FCHV

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.

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Piqued interest

Toyota's fuel cell hybrid vehicle generated a lot of interest at Semicon West 2006.

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