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Toyota eyes California fuel-cell market

California is being targeted because of infrastructure and policy support

Japanese vehicle manufacturer Toyota’s first fuel-cell modules for heavy-duty trucks will be destined mostly for the California market, according to James Kast, fuel-cell business analyst, enterprise strategy at Toyota Motor North America. Toyota announced in late August that production of the second-generation dual modules will start in Kentucky in 2023 at the firm’s manufacturing plant in Kentucky and will launch commercially the same year. Prototype modules of the drivetrain have been real-world tested in vehicle manufacturer Kenworth’s T680 trucks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in California. The state, equivalent to the world’s fifth-largest economy, requires that all new



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