Tokyo Motor Show Preview: Toyota to unveil hydrogen concept car

|About: Toyota Motor Corporation (TM)|By:, SA News Editor

One of the highlights of the Tokyo Motor Show will be the unveiling of Toyota's (TM +1.2%) FCV hydrogen car.

The concept car has already drawn rave reviews for style, while it's an easy sell to environmentalists with only water vapor to be emitted from the tailpipe.

What to watch: Toyota needs to demonstrate it has plans to build a network of hydrogen charging stations in places such as Germany, Japan, and California before the energy source will be taken more seriously.

Tit for tat: Toyota execs will have the attention of the world's auto press right on the heels of another Tesla Motors (TSLA) Model S fire. It's likely they won't forget Musk called hydrogen fuel cells a waste of time in a speech last month.