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The Japanese government will promote fuel cell vehicles by taking steps to halve the high costs of building and operating hydrogen refueling stations.
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Japan to speed growth of hydrogen refueling stations

Wider network needed to encourage adoption of fuel cell vehicles

| Japan

TOKYO -- Japan will ease up on regulations on hydrogen stations for fuel cell vehicles, making the refueling points less costly to set up and operate in hopes of helping the environmentally friendly cars catch on.

By fiscal 2018, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will revise about 20 points in rules governing the facilities. While the government is hurrying to support electric vehicles, it also aims to lay the groundwork for the long-term growth of their hydrogen-powered cousins.

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