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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.
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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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