Toyota moves to expand mass-production of fuel cell stacks and hydrogen tanks


Toyota is preparing for ten-fold growth in fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) after 2020 with a new facility to produce fuel cell stacks and a new dedicated line for high-pressure hydrogen (H2) tanks.

The Japanese corporation sees global sales of FCEVs increasing significantly after 2020 to at least 30,000 per year from today’s 3,000. To prepare for this growth, the company has unveiled plans for two major new facilities – a brand new building near its original automobile factory for expanding fuel cell stack mass production and a new line in an existing plant to manufacture high-pressure H2 tanks.

Manufacturing both components at scale is critical to achieving lower system costs and wider availability for further growth and sales of FCEVs.

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