Energy / Climate Change

May 31, 2007


World's First Fuel-Cell-Powered Hired-Car Service Begins

Keywords: Energy Conservation Manufacturing industry Transportation / Mobility 

Nissan Motor Co. announced on February 20, 2007, that it has delivered to Kanagawa Toshi Kotsu, a taxi company in Japan, a fuel-cell vehicle to be used as part of their chauffer-driven hired-car fleet. Fuel-cell vehicles are the ultimate eco-friendly vehicles, and are powered by electricity generated from a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen, releasing only water.

The latest version X-TRAIL FCV employs an original Nissan fuel-cell stack delivering an enhanced power output of up to 90 kilowatts, making the maximum speed and acceleration comparable to a gasoline engine. The World's first fuel-cell-powered hired-car service started operating in March 2007.

Posted: 2007/05/31 11:46:13 PM
Japanese version