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It's all about infrastructure. That in turn will bring the price down. If there are a few hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to choose from then maybe the government can help to build an infrastructure to support them. Having options of different ways of fueling your vehicle will help bring competition to gas which currently is the only option.
 

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The best thing for these vehicles is to have sales limited to locations that have fueling stations for them. I know California has a good spread of them throughout the state.
 

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The best thing for these vehicles is to have sales limited to locations that have fueling stations for them. I know California has a good spread of them throughout the state.
That's probably the only areas where they can sell hydrogen fuel vehicles, places with a denser fuel station saturation.
 

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That's probably the only areas where they can sell hydrogen fuel vehicles, places with a denser fuel station saturation.
I believe this was also the case when it came to EV's, the first generation Volt being one of them, limited to Cali and a few other states before having the spread it currently does.
 

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I believe this was also the case when it came to EV's, the first generation Volt being one of them, limited to Cali and a few other states before having the spread it currently does.
Didn't it spread because other manufacturers were going in the full electric of plug in electric direction? I don't hear much about hydrogen beside Toyota.
 

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GM was one of the FIRST to develop vehicles using hydrogen. Their best example was in the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox and over 100 test vehicles were produced and still running. Here are several links to them:
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2008-chevrolet-equinox-hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicle-first-drive-review
http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2008-chevrolet-equinox-fuel-cell-car-news
http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2013/Oct/1022-fc-equinox.html
http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2014/May/0507-fuel-cell.html
http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/gm-hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-log-3-million-miles-in-testing/

After over three million miles, which technology did GM decide to invest billions? The 2010 Chevy Volt!! So if GM changed its minds because the Volt (and its cousin the Bolt EV) are much better alternatives, don't you all agree that it is STUPID for Toyota to continue with Fuel Cells instead of better hybroids and electrics?
 

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Toyota did produce two generations of the electric RAV4:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_RAV4_EV
http://www.evnut.com/rav_faq_owner.htm
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1043811_electric-car-drive-report-2002-toyota-rav4-ev-crossover

The first one was entirely made in Japan (I own the Toyota Factory Service Manual for this one), and later created the second generation using a Tesla Motors power train (same as in the Roadster):
http://my.teslamotors.com/it_CH/forum/forums/toyota-debuts-100-mile-teslapowered-rav4-ev-musk-says-it-helps-us-model-s
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1092023_tesla-deal-to-supply-toyota-rav4-ev-powertrain-to-end-this-year
http://www.pluginamerica.org/vehicles/toyota-rav4-ev
http://www.toyota.com/t3Portal/document/om/OM12V2QG/pdf/MY12 Rav4 EV QRGr1.pdf
http://cdn.dealereprocess.com/cdn/brochures/toyota/2014-rav4ev.pdf
http://www.plugincars.com/toyota-rav4-ev-new


The special feature about this RAV4-E is when the dash is powered up, it displays "Powered by Tesla":
http://automobile.wikia.com/wiki/Toyota_RAV4?file=Toyota-RAV4-EV-13.jpg

and under the hood:
http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/10719-Tesla-logo-under-the-hood-of-new-Toyota-RAV4-EV

So why did Toyota abandon the RAV4-E , after having thousands of customers in California calling it the cheap "Model S" , and jump for Fuel Cell vehicles instead?
 

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Not hopeless, just won't be as popular as all electric because of the lack of Hydrogen fueling stations.

Check out this map and you can see where the hydrogen fueling stations are concentrated in.
http://www.netinform.net/h2/H2Stations/Default.aspx

Compared to Electric stations:
http://www.plugshare.com/
One of those "PlugShare" stations is at my home in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. You can move toward Puerto Rico, and zoom in, then you will see the "station" named after me. I can never supply pure hydrogen, but I can freely give to you oxidized (as H2O)!
 

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Toyota is doubling down on hydrogen and basically anything that's not fossil fuels. I think their big move towards having no pure gas vehicles by 2050 means that hydrogen is going to have a pretty good chance of catching on.
 
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