If Daihatsu had its way, tomorrow\'s trucks would be as sleek as this

Meet the fuel-cell-powered FC Deco Deck
Nov 22, 2013

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As our associate editor Paulo Subido reported, the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show is not just about show-stopping sports cars. The biennial car expo also features some pretty neat commercial vehicles, including those by Isuzu Motors. And perhaps the coolest transporter vehicle on display at the TMS right now is this sleek, fuel-cell-powered wonder called the Daihatsu FC Deco Deck.

It\'s quite compact for a cargo vehicle, measuring just 3,395mm long, 1,475mm wide and 1,985mm tall.

But the real story here is the propulsion technology inside it. The FC Deco Deck boasts a zero-emission liquid-fuel-cell system which the Japanese automaker says can be \"installed under the floor.\"

This vehicle is so high-tech even the doors are opened via touch-sensitive sensors. And check out the simple yet futuristic-looking cockpit.

Imagine if the trucks on our potholed roads were like this.

Photos by Vernon B. Sarne

 

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