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The chief engineer of the Toyota Mirai doesn't think that there's a future in fast-charging EVs because they put too much strain on the electrical grid and have a short range. Unsurprisingly, he thinks the future is in hydrogen.

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The Forze VI is a hydrogen fuel cell racer from a group of Dutch students, and the car is now finished with its first major shakedown after running around some cones for 40 minutes. The team eventually wants to take the car to the Nordschleife.

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Automaker Will Have One Mirai To Show, One To Go (Test-Drive)

Toyota will open a special showroom in Tokyo for the hydrogen-powered Mirai fuel-cell vehicle.

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Only 76 Of 100 Likely To Be Ready In Time

Reuters reports that the Japanese government will probably not meet its target of having 100 hydrogen stations up and running by early next year. After the last deadline for financial subsidies passed, only 76 stations had been approved.

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Process Could Make Hydrogen Production A More Local Affair

Virginia Tech researchers find a way to make hydrogen from corn waste.

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Billboard Leaves Behind Water Vapor, Just Like The Sedan

Audi uses 'disappearing' car billboard to show off A7 Sportback fuel-cell vehicle.

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Fuel Cell-Diesel Parity Could Happen in 7-15 Years

Toyota executive says the company could bring the cost of a fuel-cell vehicle to about what a diesel vehicle costs in the next 7-15 years.

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Fuel-Cell Model 'Breathes Air,' But Don't All Cars?

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UK, Germany, Denmark Will Get Limited Number of Fuel-Cell Vehicles

Toyota will start selling the Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in Europe by September.

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Toyota's New Video Series Takes Us Behind The Scenes

In a series of newly released videos and photos, Toyota is taking people behind the scenes at its Motomachi factory campus to show off the 13 people responsible for putting together the Mirai fuel cell vehicle.

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Japan's Big Three Will Try to Bring Down Hydrogen-Delivery Costs

Toyota, Nissan and Honda will collaborate to accelerate growth of hydrogen infrastructure to help push fuel-cell vehicles.

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Toyota Senior VP Bob Carter responds to recent comments by Tesla CEO Elon Musk that hydrogen fuel cells are "an extremely silly way to store energy" and that FCEV shortcomings will become plainly evident in the next few years.

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French Company Doubles Range Of Kangoo ZE Delivery Van With H2 System

Symbio FCell has delivered the first five (of a planned 40) hydrogen range-extender electric vehicles in France. The modified Kangoo ZE EVs now have twice the range.

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After passing "a rigorous state performance evaluation," the hydrogen refueling station and research center at Cal State University Los Angeles has become the first station in Southern California allowed to sell hydrogen by the kilogram. Every other station that charges can only charge a fixed amount per tank, regardless of the amount dispensed.

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Australian car site Motoring reports that the Lexus LS will get a variant with a hydrogen fuel-cell powerplant that will be released by 2017. It would take the top spot in the range, rolling in above the LS Hybrid.

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Forget Dueling Banjos. Audi is proposing "Dueling Motors" for its Audi A7 Sportback H-Tron Quattro concept vehicle. All in the name of appropriate pickup, of course.

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Is the water vapor coming out of Toyota's first production fuel-cell vehicle drinkable? If you're driving through the Sierra Nevadas? Probably. Cruising through Beijing? Not so much.

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The bad news, as we've previously reported, is that Honda's first production hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle won't debut until 2016, a bit later than expected. The good news is that the automaker may produce a device that will let that FCV's motor power up other devices as well. So it's a tradeoff of sorts.

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We get an early steer of the Toyota Mirai, Volkswagen Passat HyMotion and Audi A7 H-Tron

Translogic takes a ride in the 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, and follows that with a spin in the Volkswagen Passat HyMotion test vehicle and Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro concept at the 2014 LA Auto Show.

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Is there some rule that all cutting-edge, ultra-efficient or emissions-free vehicles need to look, uh, weird? No? Then would anyone care to explain the Toyota Mirai, a vehicle that for all it's hugely, wildly promising technology, will forever be pigeonholed based on its odd styling?

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