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Toyota to launch 'car of future' in US in 2015

Published on Jan 7, 2014 9:42 AM
 
Toyota's Automotive Operations senior vice-president Bob Carter speaks during a press event about the Toyota fuel cell concept vehicle at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Jan 6, 2014. Toyota says it plans to launch the fuel-cell car in the United States next year, declaring the hydrogen vehicle with zero emissions "the car of the future". -- PHOTO: AFP

LAS VEGAS (AFP) - Toyota said on Monday it plans to launch a fuel-cell car in the United States (US) next year, declaring the hydrogen vehicle with zero emissions "the car of the future".

Toyota Motor Sales vice-president Bob Carter said the initial market will be California, together with an initiative to establish hydrogen refuelling stations in key regions of the state.

"In 2015, we will bring this car to market," Mr Carter said in the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The vehicle, yet to be named, would be a "zero-emission, electric-drive, mid-size, four-door sedan".

 
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