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Own the First Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle and Help a Worthy Cause

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If you’re a resident of California and a fan of all things eco-friendly, listen up. Toyota is giving one lucky Californian the chance to own the company’s first ever Fuel Cell Vehicle when it arrives in the Golden State late in 2015. Those who wish to enter to win will also be helping raise funds to benefit the Environmental Media Association (EMA), which uses the power of celebrity and the media to help promote sustainable lifestyles across the nation.

Own the First Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle and Help a Worthy Cause

Own the First Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle and Help a Worthy Cause

California residents who want the chance to own the first Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) can purchase opportunities to win for $100 for one ticket, or $500 for six tickets. Entries are available at Bidding For Good, and all proceeds benefit the EMA. The winner will be announced during the 24th annual EMA Awards on October 18th, 2014, at Warner Bros. Studios. Both Toyota and Lexus are presenting award sponsors this year, as they have been for the past 14 years.


While residents of other states might fancy their chances at winning the grand prize, owning the FCV in any state other than California would not be possible at this time. Since the technology is so new, California is the only state with the refueling infrastructure to support a fuel cell vehicle.

Bob Carter, senior vice president of Automotive Operations, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., commented, “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.”

That one lucky winner will be able to experience history in the making—and make history his or herself. It’s times like these I wish we lived in California (okay, and when it’s zero degrees out, or 100 degrees out and humid here in Ohio).


Austin Germain, son of owner Steve Germain, is an avid car lover and enjoys producing YouTube videos for the various dealerships. He is the Brand Experience Manager for Germain Motor Company, which includes working with Porsche of Ann Arbor, MINI of Ann Arbor, and VW of Ann Arbor.