Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Toyota said on October 30 that it will begin related tests of its fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) MIRAI in China. Meanwhile, the first hydrogen station for FCEV of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (China) Co., Ltd. has been completed.
Toyota said in the announcement that China is trying to promote the application and industrialization of FCEV with more infrastructure. As the first mass producer of FCEV across the world, Toyota wants to make contribution to China’s FCEV development.
According to the Japanese carmaker’s plan, in the future 3 to 5 years, Toyota will make researches on vehicle driving in the Chinese environment, on the quality of hydrogen fuel and other tests on quality durability. Toyota wants to explore the cooperation possibility with the government and the auto industry to build a hydrogen society.
The FCEV MIRAI has an outstanding environment-friendly property. The vehicle only emits water from its tail pipe and boasts a range of 500 kilometers (Toyota’s NEDC test data) with only three-minute hydrogen fueling. It is as convenient as traditional fuel-powered vehicle in range and refueling. Up to now, there are a total of six hydrogen stations in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Toyota’s first hydrogen station is located in Changshu, Jiangsu province.
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