Toyota (TM) will begin testing hydrogen fuel cell cars in China starting in October, Reuters reports.
Toyota will also build a hydrogen fuel station in the city of Changshu in the eastern Jiangsu province in time for the start of the tests, head of Toyota’s Chinese business Hiroji Onishi said.
The move illustrates the automaker’s effort to ascertain the practicability of selling its Mirai hydrogen electric car in the Chinese market.
The Mirai is Toyota’s first mass-market fuel cell car.
Toyota intends to test the car’s performance and the quality of locally available hydrogen in China, Onishi said.