Six companies establish hydrogen fuel cell joint venture

Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation is joining forces with five Chinese auto companies to develop fuel cell systems in China.

Announcing the news today, Toyota said the Beijing-based joint venture includes China FAW Corporation, Dongfeng Motor Corporation, Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC Group), Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC Group) and Beijing SinoHytec.

United Fuel Cell System R&D (Beijing) (FCRD) will primarily develop fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles to contribute to the realisation of a clean mobility society in China.

The six companies believe that they can work together as partners to promote the spread of FCEVs and develop competitive fuel cell systems that comply with regulations in China.

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