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Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car To Get Global Showcase At 2020 Olympics

Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car To Get Global Showcase At 2020 Olympics

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are set to become a global showcase for hydrogen fuel-cell cars. Japan is already planning to use the games as an opportunity to expand its hydrogen infrastructure and put more fuel-cell vehicles on its roads. And similar to earlier Olympics, the global event will focus... read more

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2016 Toyota Mirai

Japan To Spend $385 Million On Hydrogen For 2020 Olympics Deadline

Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympics, and officials there are already preparing the city to host an influx of athletes--and bask in the global spotlight. Japan is also... read more January 22, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

Japan Eases Laws, Boosts Incentives For Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars

The Japanese government plans to aggressively promote hydrogen fuel-cell cars, by easing regulations related to the technology, constructing more fueling stations, and... read more January 15, 2015 by 


 
Toyota FCV rally car

Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan 'Featured' At Rally Course In Japan

The Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan doesn't go on sale until next year, but it's already made its motorsport debut. Sort of. DON'T MISS: Will The Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan Target The... read more November 4, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Esquire

Forbidden Fruit: Toyota Esquire Hybrid Luxury Minivan

Car enthusiasts often pine after vehicles sold in other markets, but this "forbidden" fruit rarely comes in the form of a minivan. The new Toyota Esquire is certainly not... read more October 31, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk delivers first Tesla Model S electric cars in Tokyo, Sept 2014

Tesla Sets Up Shop In Japan, Sells First Electric Cars

While Tesla Motors now sells electric cars in North America, parts of Europe, and--perhaps most importantly--China, it continues to expand its sales footprint. The most... read more October 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mazda Mazda6

Mazda To Offer Diesel-Hybrid (In Japan Only) While U.S. Diesels Still MIA

Mazda's American customers are still waiting on their first diesel model, but the Japanese brand could soon offer its home-market customers a diesel hybrid option too... read more August 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Nissan And Mitsubishi To Join Forces On Low-Cost Electric Minicar

Mitsubishi was the earliest maker to launch a modern battery-electric small car and sell it in volume, and Nissan has emerged as by far the world's highest-volume seller of... read more August 6, 2014 by 


 
2016 Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan

Japan's Fuel-Cell Vehicle Pursuit: Is It Obama's 'All Of The Above' Approach?

Two Japanese automakers, Toyota and Honda, are putting their weight behind fuel-cell vehicles, rather than battery electric cars, as the alternative-propulsion technology of... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf recycled components

Nissan Leaf Video Highlights Use Of Recycled Materials

As you drive your shiny new Nissan Leaf out of the dealership in silence and zero-emissions cleanliness, it's easy to forget all the resources and energy that have gone into... read more July 9, 2014 by 


 
2016 Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan: Final Design, Price Revealed For Japan

Toyota has said for many years that it plans to build and sell a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, and now the company has trickled out some more information on that car... read more June 25, 2014 by 


 
Honda's N-One retro minicar - image: Honda Motor Co

Japan's Government Clamps Down On Tiny Kei Cars, Fearing Irrelevance

Japan does small cars like no other country on earth--mainly because they have to. The nation's Kei-jidosha car class was set up to make a class of car that was cheaper to... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
Toyota FCV concept, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Japan's Automakers & Government Move To Dominate Fuel-Cell Vehicles

Battery-electric, or fuel-cell? Japanese automakers are divided on the subject--Nissan and Mitsubishi brought electric cars to the market early, but Toyota and Honda have... read more June 2, 2014 by 


 
Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

Japanese Electric-Car Makers Set Up Single Charging Network; Could It Ever Happen In U.S.?

One challenge to more widespread adoption of electric cars is public charging--or rather, the scattered multiple networks of irregularly spaced public charging stations. In... read more May 30, 2014 by 


 
Fomm Concept One

Electric-Car Concept From Japan Floats Like A Boat In Emergencies

There are electric cars and (a few) amphibious cars, but what about electric amphibious cars? In the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, there have... read more April 6, 2014 by 


 
Toyota i-Road concept car

Toyota i-Road Trials Start In Tokyo: Another Electric Not-Quite-Car

Toyota is to start real-world consumer trials of its unique i-Road urban electric vehicle in its native Japan. Like its European equivalent, Renault's Twizy, the i-Road aims... read more March 27, 2014 by 


 

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