A Nissan X-Trail FCV has been delivered to Kanagawa Toshi Kotsu Ltd., in Japan to be part of their hydrogen fuel cell powered chauffer-driven fleet. According to Nissan, this is the first time a fuel cell vehicle has been used on a for hired-car basis.
This bold move is another step that Nissan has taken in getting its hydrogen fuel cell vehicles before the public eye. In April 2006, Nissan made its FCVs available for public ride & drives at its head office in Ginza, Tokyo.
While the Nissan X-Trail FCV may be the first chauffer-driven fuel cell vehicle to roll out, the first hydrogen-powered limousine to be unveiled was the BMW Hydrogen 7 luxury automobile powered by internal combustion engine and liquid hydrogen. The Nissan X-Trail FCV is a fun ride, though with different features to offer and you can see the picture I’ve taken of it at the Long Beach Convention center last year.