Jul 2, 2015

Top automakers pony up ¥6 billion for hydrogen stations in Japan

Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. will together spend around ¥5 billion to ¥6 billion over the next five years to help build hydrogen stations for fuel-cell vehicles in Japan. The financial assistance, designed to partially cover the operating expenses ...

Output of Mirai fuel cell car to quadruple by 2017: Toyota

Jan 22, 2015

Output of Mirai fuel cell car to quadruple by 2017: Toyota

Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday that production of the Mirai fuel cell vehicle will be more than quadrupled to 3,000 vehicles in 2017 to meet stronger-than-expected demand since the world’s first mass-market hydrogen car debuted in Japan last month. Toyota, which hung onto its ...

Will 2015 be the year hydrogen took off?

Jan 15, 2015

Will 2015 be the year hydrogen took off?

by Shinya Ajima

Industries are increasingly pressing pushing for the adoption of hydrogen fuel technology because they sense potential market opportunities worldwide. But problems abound, including the comparatively high cost of fuel-cell vehicles and the need for specialized hydrogen fuel stations. Also unresolved is how to generate, ...

Toyota's hydrogen-powered Mirai goes on sale in Japan

Dec 15, 2014

Toyota's hydrogen-powered Mirai goes on sale in Japan

Toyota Motor Corp. on Monday became the world’s first automaker to begin selling a hydrogen-powered vehicle, by offering its eco-friendly Mirai model to consumers in Japan. The fuel-cell vehicle, unveiled earlier this year, will hit the U.S. and European markets around next summer. The ...

Toyota's Mirai FCV to go on sale Dec. 15

Nov 18, 2014

Toyota's Mirai FCV to go on sale Dec. 15

by Kazuaki Nagata

Toyota Motor Corp. announced Tuesday it will start selling the world’s first commercial fuel-cell vehicle in Japan on Dec. 15. The new fuel-cell sedan, named the Mirai, which means future in Japanese, will run ¥7.23 million including consumption tax, but that price will be ...