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Toyota FCHV to Serve Centrair and Vicinity as Commercial Transport Vehicle

Tokyo - TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announced today that the TOYOTA FCHV, Toyota's fuel cell hybrid vehicle, will operate on public roads in and around Central Japan International Airport (Centrair), south of Nagoya. The TOYOTA FCHV will be used by Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. (Yamato Transport) as part of the Japan Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Demonstration Project (JHFC), organized by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

The TOYOTA FCHV being used in the project will be registered as a commercial transport vehicle. It will be loaned to Yamato Transport and used for deliveries between one of its Nagoya-area distribution centers and Centrair. The vehicle will be fueled at the JHFC Centrair Hydrogen Station, which was set up within Centrair as part of the JHFC's Demonstration Study of Hydrogen Fueling Facilities for Fuel Cell Vehicles. Through this project, TMC plans to obtain a wide range of data necessary for the commercialization of fuel cell hybrid vehicles.

TMC plans to hand the Toyota FCHV over to Yamato Transport at a ceremony on April 24 at Yamato Transport's Kanagawa Regional Branch in Yokohama.