The debut of Toyota Motor Corp.'s fuel cell vehicle, about three years ago, captured the limelight and raised anticipation that FCVs would blossom. But they appear to be losing momentum as the world turns its attention toward electric vehicles.

With various nations working toward a future ban on conventional gasoline-powered vehicles, many automakers have announced plans to boost EV production in the coming years. But promotion of hydrogen-powered FCVs has been barely visible.

What are the latest developments in FCVs? Will they really take off? Which will become mainstream — EVs or FCVs? Here are some questions and answers about FCVs.