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Honda and Toyota part of Tokyo's plan to put 6,000 fuel-cell cars on the road by 2020

Tokyo has set a goal of putting 6,000 vehicles on the road by the 2020 Olympics, which will see the city spend up to $385 million on fuel cell vehicle subsidies and hydrogen stations.

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Tokyo has set a goal of putting 6,000 vehicles on the road by the 2020 Olympics, which will see the city spend up to $385 million on fuel cell vehicle subsidies and hydrogen stations. Tokyo plans to build 35 stations and is in negotiations with Toyota and Honda, since both automakers plan to release new fuel-cell vehicles within the next year.
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Last week Toyota delivered its first Mirai fuel-cell vehicle to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who stated that it is “very comfortable” and that he wants “all ministries and agencies to have” the Mirai.

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“It’s time to introduce a hydrogen era,” Abe told reporters.

Toyota has already received 1,500 orders for the Mirai and about 60 percent of those orders are from government offices and corporate fleets. When the Mirai goes on sale in the U.S. later this year it will be priced at $57,500.

Honda’s fuel-cell vehicle will not arrive in the U.S. until sometime next year.

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