Tokyo 2020 to promote hydrogen economics
The Japan government plans to showcase hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles and other hydrogen technologies at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It will spend the equivalent of about $330 million US through 2020 on hydrogen-infrastructure projects. Hydrogen-friendly automakers such as Honda (its FCV pictured above), Nissan and Toyota reportedly will underwrite some of those costs. Authorities are counting on the economies of scale brought by more hydrogen filling stations and “tens of thousands” more hydrogen cars on the roads to lower hydrogen-related costs between now and the Games.