Automakers Advance Fuel-Cell Cars Toyota said Friday that it has a new fuel cell vehicle that can go for more than 500 miles on a single tank of hydrogen. Hydrogen-powered vehicles emit no pollution — only water — and are seen as the next big thing in green car technology.
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Automakers Advance Fuel-Cell Cars

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Automakers Advance Fuel-Cell Cars

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

NPR's business news starts with the latest in fuel-efficient cars.

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Toyota said today it has a new fuel-cell vehicle that can go more than 500 miles on a single tank of hydrogen. Hydrogen powered vehicles emit no pollution, only water. And they're seen as the next big thing in green car technology. Toyota and Honda first put fuel-cell cars on the road six years ago. Now they're racing to commercialize the technology. Toyota says its new car will be available to Japanese government agencies later this year. Honda plans to lease its fuel-cell sedan in California next month.

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