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Toyota boosting efforts to develop fuel cell buses

Automaker plans to have more than 100 units operating for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Toyota's Sora fuel cell concept bus.

TOKYO -- Toyota Motor is accelerating its efforts to develop buses and commercial trucks that run on fuel cells, in a push for popularizing the environment-friendly technology despite a global shift toward electricity.

Toyota plans to launch such carbon dioxide-free -- at least on the road -- vehicles mainly in Tokyo next year.

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