Toyota FCV-R Concept

Whether working with BMW or the US Department of Energy, Toyota is involved in hydrogen vehicle technology around the world. The newest corner is London, where a deal with the London Hydrogen Partnership (LHP) was just announced. Toyota is the only major automaker on the LHP's list of members, but AutoblogGreen readers will likely be familiar with some of the other participants, including Riversimple and Transport for London.

THe LHP has an action plan (PDF) that states, "London will be one of the early commercial launch markets for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles from 2015. This will lead to London becoming a competitive global centre for hydrogen fuel cell transport and refuelling infrastructure." The LHP was started in 2002.

Outside of the LHP, Toyota's stated goal is to release an H2 vehicle that costs around $50,000 in 2015.