That would be $62,000 to $124,000 each, after its U.S. purchase price of $57,500 (before any Federal or state incentives).
And while the panel agreed that government support was required to kickstart a hydrogen infrastructure, Autoblog Green said, all parties agreed that ultimately it would have to be commercially viable in the for-profit sector.
Among global automakers, Toyota has by far the most aggressive plans to launch hydrogen-powered vehicles.
The Japanese company, presently the world's largest automaker, is notable for its criticism of battery-electric vehicles, which it consistently says will play only a minor role as small, short-distance urban vehicles.
The company launched the world's first modern hybrid-electric car in 1997, and has since built more half of the existing hybrid vehicles on the planet.