(Tokyo: January 1, 2015 – p. 3)
The Toyota Motor group has launched a project to produce hydrogen without generating CO2, a main cause of global warming, through renewable energy.
Toyota Tsusho, the group’s trading arm, is leading the project to use wind and solar power to electrolyze water and turn it into hydrogen to power the Mirai. Toyota Motor released the Mirai, the world’s first fuel-cell vehicle, at the end of last year. If successful, this will be the first case of the commercialization of this process in Japan. The Toyota group expects fuel-cell vehicles to take firm root by 2020 and aims to make this environment-friendly fuel available to the market by then. (Slightly abridged)