Toyota will start selling its first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in California in late 2015, and before that, the Japanese automaker and the Environmental Media Association (EMA) are offering an opportunity to own the company’s first zero-emission hydrogen vehicle – the FCV sedan.
As the infrastructure to support the vehicle is currently only available in California, prize applicants must be residents of this state. Residents can purchase opportunities to win at www.biddingforgood.com for a cost of $100 per ticket or $500 for six.
The winner will be announced at the 24th annual EMA Awards on October 18th at Warner Bros Studios. The money raised in the campaign will fund nonprofit programs to promote sustainable lifestyles.
Toyota FCV combines hydrogen and oxygen from the air to generate electricity that can power the car approximately 300 miles on a single fill-up. Nothing but water vapor leaves the tailpipe.
“Hydrogen fuel cell technology is the next big leap in automotive history, and through this extraordinary drawing, we’re seeking bold drivers ready to embrace that future,” said Bob Carter, senior vice president of Automotive Operations, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.