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Nissan and Renault shelve fuel cell vehicle plan

Project with Daimler and Ford will now focus on electric vehicles

Nissan Motor Co's new Leaf
Nissan Motor and Renault have decided to focus on electric cars such as Nissan's Leaf, the world's top-selling electric vehicle.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Nissan Motor and Renault have decided to suspend a plan to commercialize a fuel cell vehicle that they were developing with Daimler and Ford Motor.

The project began in 2013. The automakers thought that by pooling their resources they could come up with an affordable, mass-production car.

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