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Hydrogen and fuel-cell may become mainstream, at least in Korea and Japan, by 2015.

carmakers are set to commercialize fuel-cell within the next three with manufacturers like Toyota and Hyundai making on their FCEV (fuel electric vehicle) designs.

In terms of legitimizing the technology, the Pacific region has for many been at the vanguard of hydrogen- and cell-powered vehicles, but even in and South Korea where has been high and public strong, the market for such has been limited to concept or to fuel cell electric that have been to fleet users in urban But according to the latest research on the by Frost Sullivan, since the of the year, things have changing fast.

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Mr. Vijayendra Rao, Research at Frost Sullivan Automotive Practice, Asia Pacific The OEMs are prepared for a 2015 of the FCEV market. Key Japanese OEMs such as Honda, and Nissan and South Korea’s are preparing their FCEV for commercialization. As a result, the number of cell vehicles in the two countries is to increase from 600 in 2011 to in 2020.

Hydrogen fuel cell is regarded as key to reducing the effects of warming while cutting on fossil fuels. As well as used to create the energy to an electric engine in a fuel vehicle, hydrogen can also be as a replacement fuel for traditional combustion engines. However, both uses of the technology are and efficient, extracting and creating is still a challenge, as is developing a of refueling stations.

According to Frost Sullivan, infrastructure support is also to grow in tandem with the of the vehicles, thanks to government There are currently 11 hydrogen stations in Japan and a further 11 for the of South Korea. Both the and South Korean governments are towards the development of hydrogen infrastructure that is expected to to 1,452 stations in 2020, Rao, who explained that growth is being helped by countries’ governments who not only research and development support but are the development of the hydrogen station via different approaches.

Mr. Rao said that Honda is to be the market leader in the fuel electric vehicle market in and South Korea in 2020 a 41.8 percent market South Korea’s Hyundai and Toyota are expected to command shares of 17.4 percent and percent, respectively.

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