When we first saw the Daihatsu FC凸DECK (also called the FC Deco Deck), we couldn't get over its funny name, but this cab-over kei car could signal a whole new level of efficiency wrapped in a very small package. Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, the Daihatsu FC Deco Deck is powered by a liquid fuel cell and a compact generator, and the Japanese automaker suggests that this technology might someday be used in low-cost vehicles.

Looking like the back of a Nissan Cube mounted atop a piece of luggage, Daihatsu says that the platform used for the FC Deco Deck allows greater freedom for the design of fuel-cell vehicles. In addition to the FC Deco Deck, Daihatsu is also showing off two generators (the FC-Dock 20C and FC-Dock 5C) for use of this technology outside of the automotive world. More information on Daihatsu's Tokyo display is posted below.
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Daihatsu to exhibit the Kopen, Deca Deca and more at the Tokyo Motor Show

Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu) will be exhibiting at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show, which will be open to the public at Tokyo Big Sight from Friday, November 22 to Sunday, December 1. As well as premiering four new show cars (three models) for the first time anywhere in the world, Daihatsu will also be exhibiting one car scheduled for release (one model), seven production cars and various other technologies.

Based on the overall theme of this year's Tokyo Motor Show – "Compete! And shape a new future." – Daihatsu will be playing to its strengths by showcasing the fun and the wide range of possibilities that mini vehicles offer, under the banner, "PLAY Tomorrow! Exploring the further possibilities of mini vehicles." It will be exhibiting cars and technologies that capture the near future, paving the way for a better life and a brighter tomorrow for people all over the world.

As well as offering improved performance as an open-top sports car, the Kopen in particular is a car that offers new value in a different form. The outer body panels made from resin can be exchanged like a cover, and drivers can enjoy different designs based on a single framework. Daihatsu will be showcasing two of these designs at the motor show, one with a "Stylish & Emotional" exterior and the other with "Tough & Aggressive" styling.

The Deca Deca, meanwhile, proposes a new category of vehicles called "super space". Combining a commanding view from the front seats on a par with a van with a large interior utility space, it was developed for energetic young people and families who enjoy outdoor pursuits during the weekend, and also for active seniors.

The FC Deco Deck on the other hand has been developed as a zero-emission next generation mobility vehicle. Equipped with a unique precious metal-free liquid fuel cell system developed by Daihatsu, it falls within standards for mini vehicles. Daihatsu will also be exhibiting two types of generators based on the same fuel cell system: FC-Dock 20C and the FC-Dock 5C. These are technologies that will open up new possibilities for the energy society of the future, offering security and freedom.

Daihatsu will also be showcasing the Tanto Welcome Seat, a welfare vehicle scheduled for release based on the new Tanto, which was launched in October this year.

3. FC Deco Deck
Zero-emission next generation vehicle with a liquid fuel cell system ideal for a mini vehicle The FC Deco Deck is equipped with a simple, compact and low-cost fuel cell generator that opens up new possibilities.
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- Next generation fuel cell vehicle equipped with Daihatsu's unique "precious metal-free liquid fuel cell" technology
- New compact fuel cell system ideal for a mini vehicle, using liquid fuel with high energy density
- New platform offering greater freedom, thanks to a compact fuel cell system that can be installed under the floor
- Low-cost fuel cell stack that is precious metal-free and helps save resources
FC-Dock: Proposing new possibilities for the fuel cell generator
- A simple, compact, low-cost generator which proposes a new way of using fuel cells.
- Uses a bottle replacement system to avoid direct contact with the fuel, making refueling
simple and safe.
- Self-contained generator capable of starting up without external power, enabling it to
supply power even in an emergency


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      Jamie Elmhirst
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why do I feel like this thing is giving me the finger and swearing at me?
      Lynchenstein
      • 1 Year Ago
      In the lead photo, the structural beam in the background made it look like it was a tow truck. I was disappointed...
      Michael Walsh
      • 1 Year Ago
      What Alt code is that middle-finger symbol in it's name?
        Jaclock LaGlock
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Michael Walsh
        It's the Kanji for "Deko". 凸
          Jonathan Protiva
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jaclock LaGlock
          Not entirely my friend. let's get technical they are modified. In Chinese they are known as 'PinYin', they don't have kana and so have so many thousands or more characters that Japanese lacks. Some look a bit different in Chinese anyhow.
          Michael Walsh
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jaclock LaGlock
          So I'd need a Japansese keyboard character set then?
      pheasant601
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like my refrigerator. Not even Honda can achieve that level or appliance. Ha!
      Jake Barney
      • 1 Year Ago
      thats one big microwave!
      Cody
      • 4 Months Ago
      This design is reasonable for a home appliance, but not a truck.
      ronald
      • 2 Months Ago

      this is nice and unique- the designer thought of the box- my name is tlhomelang - i live in Africa from Botswana- i have many sketched or pen drawn *really nice, deep into time design concepts of  trucks and buses of diffrent brands e.g bmw, freightliner, volvo, unamed concepts. i also drew super cars, suv etc of diffrent brands- i hve  been drawing years yet compiling them and also trying to connect with the right people-who can hook me up with the right people who think beyond the box or who have the eye n mind of innovetion,creativity and in love with new creations or nice concepts designs to make my dream come true. the problem-or challenges- is the gaps and lack of support - connection-network- talent search- i dont know wht to do beacuse passion keeps calling me even if i dont want to draw i keep finding myself drawing out of love,hobby out of the box etc.  most people here in Africa or Botswana my country, i love transportation designing, car rendering, exterior- etc -i never went to skul for tht but my drawings are amazing- u would think-you think im a student in these  transportation design colleges- though im not  yet  using the technical staff they use- but i know and believe some lucky person would help me follow this million dollar talent-dream-carrier-hobby into reality- dont know or understand bout this kind of carrier, they think its impossible- i believe there is something special out of this raw talent i believe- i will change lives etc-i will change even the history of concept designs if i get support from the relevant right people- or colleges or manufacturers - whoever - somebody help me-

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      FuelToTheFire
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cabover trucks are the biggest joke ever. I'm glad we don't get them here in the States.
        Dmitriy Markelov
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        You do realize that this isn't an actual truck right? Look up the definition of kei car.
        Narom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        Yeah! Cab over trucks, being more efficient, cheaper, easier to run and drive! they're a joke!
      danfred411
      • 1 Year Ago
      What is with these clueless companies and their fuel cell devotion. Are they really that stupid.
        Grendal
        • 1 Year Ago
        @danfred411
        I saw this vehicle and I thought...This is Dan's worst nightmare!
      john96xlt
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love it, a lot of those kei cars are just cool. Love Honda's NBox too.
      Gladtobehere
      • 1 Year Ago
      MAKE A 'HELLO KITTY' VERSION NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      GR
      • 1 Year Ago
      Did they misspell 'radar'? In the cockpit photo, the instrument panel has something called "Ladar" with a graphic of some kind of pedestrian collision avoidance system underneath. It's 2013 and they still haven't gotten the L and R thing figured out. ROL, I mean, LOL.
        Dmitriy Markelov
        • 1 Year Ago
        @GR
        Laser based radar?
          Timotheus
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dmitriy Markelov
          There is LIDAR. I don't know about Ladar. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lidar
        drew
        • 1 Year Ago
        @GR
        Lidar is a thing. Also, they haven't gotten it 'figured out' because Japanese does not distinguish between those sounds.
          Narom
          • 1 Year Ago
          @drew
          LADAR is a thing. But that's maybe because the United States Air Force does not distinguish between the two sounds...
          GR
          • 1 Year Ago
          @drew
          drew, I'm half Japanese. My mother is Japanese. Our last name is Ross. She, nor other Japanese, pronounce Ross any differently from the Los in Los Angeles (the Japanese often call Los Angeles as "Los". It would not surprise me that they would then get the R and the L mixed up in spelling. Stereotypes? No, welcome to leality, I mean reality. It goes the other way around too, though. No one in the US pronounces Subaru correctly other than those who speak Japanese like myself. Not sure how the Ba came to be pronounced as a Ber in the US.
          GR
          • 1 Year Ago
          @drew
          It's not "LIDAR", but "LADAR" as it's spelled in car. Look at the photo. Also, I am well aware of the Japanese language not being able to differentiate the sound of L and R. I speak Japanese.
          drew
          • 1 Year Ago
          @drew
          @GR Shame on me for assuming you'd be understanding enough not to make stereotypical jokes, then.
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