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Honda, Toyota to roll out fuel-cell cars in 2015: Nikkei

Published on Mar 26, 2014 4:58 AM

(REUTERS) - Honda Motor Co Ltd and Toyota Motor Corp plan to launch fuel-cell vehicles in the consumer market in 2015, with each producing about 1,000 eco-friendly cars a year, the Nikkei newspaper reported.

The automakers now offer fuel-cell cars on lease, with users centering on municipalities and businesses, the daily said.

Initial prices of these zero-emission vehicles, which cover longer distances than electric cars, will set below 10 million yen (S$124,000), the Nikkei said.

Honda is developing a sedan that it plans to roll out as early as November 2015, which will be able to travel about 500 kilometer on a single charge - twice the range of an electric vehicle, the Nikkei reported.

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