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Toyota/Hino to Test Fuel Cell Bus

Later this month Toyota Motor Corp. and its Hino Motors Ltd. affiliate will begin testing a prototype fuel cell bus on public roads in Tokyo.
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Later this month Toyota Motor Corp. and its Hino Motors Ltd. affiliate will begin testing a prototype fuel cell bus on public roads in Tokyo. The field tests, which will be done in conjunction with the city government, will help determine the feasibility of hydrogen-fueled buses in commercial applications under real world conditions.

The fuel cell bus is based on a Hino hybrid model that is modified to use the same power system used in Toyota's Mirai fuel cell car. The prototype bus is outfitted with two 110-kW fuel cell stacks, electric motors and a nickel-metal-hydride battery. Hydrogen is stored in eight 10,000-psi tanks.

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