Toyota steps up fuel-cell car production
NHK -- Feb 25
Toyota Motor started full-scale manufacturing on Tuesday of the world's first commercial fuel-cell car.

The Mirai is being produced at a plant in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture.

Fuel-cell vehicles run on electricity generated by the chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen. They do not emit any carbon dioxide.

The Mirai has been available in Japan since December. Toyota received 1,500 orders for the car in one month.

It plans to begin selling the model in the United States and Europe this fall.

Toyota plans to produce 700 cars by the end of the year.

トヨタの燃料電池車「ミライ」の本格的な生産開始を記念する式典が、愛知・豊田市の工­場で行われた。 トヨタの豊田章男社長は「1台1台、丁寧に全力でお届けしていきたい」と述べた。
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