toyota fun vii wireless chargingWithout much fanfare, Toyota recently updated its Facebook cover photo with the odd-looking, rainbow-colored vehicle (is that the right word here?) you see above. It took us a little while to realize that this bright, playful thing is the Fun-Vii concept that was first shown off at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2011. We were so used to seeing the glossy black that this rainbow (and the low-resolution image which made the Fun-Vii logo look more than a little like "FCHV/ii," implying that this was a wildly different update to the FCHV (fuel cell hybrid vehicle) and FCHV-adv models that Toyota has been testing for years. Those vehicles put a hydrogen fuel powertrain into the body of a Highlander SUV. The vehicle pictured above is, shall we say, not a Highlander.

Once we figured out that this was, indeed, the Fun-Vii, it prompted us to go take another look at what is, admittedly, nothing more than a fanciful sketch about what future Toyotas might look like. That's when we realized that, despite Toyota downplaying anything about the Fun-Vii's powertrain in the original press release – the Fun-Vii's focus was the changeable exterior – we discovered that this thing's got wireless charging technology. Turn out, when Toyota dreams in color, it dreams big.
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