Asia-Pacific carmakers are set to commercialize fuel-cell technology within the next three years, with manufacturers like Honda, Toyota and Hyundai making advances on their FCEV (fuel cell electric vehicle) designs.
The latest report into the technology suggests that Hydrogen refuelling stations could be commonplace by 2020, at least in Japan and South Korea. ©Mona Makela/shutterstock.com
In terms of legitimizing the technology, the Asia Pacific region has for many years been at the vanguard of hydrogen- and fuel cell-powered vehicles, but even in Japan and South Korea where investment has been high and public support strong, the market for such vehicles has been limited to concept cars or to fuel cell electric cars that have been leased to fleet users in urban areas. But according to the latest research on the subject by Frost & Sullivan, since the beginning of the year, things have started changing fast.
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