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Mazda: Hydrogen cars unrealistic until 2020

Mazda Rx8Greenbang always knew it would take a while for the industry to deliver a commercially available hydrogen car. Infrastructure and an affordable cost simply aren’t there yet but 12 years seems a particularly long time – but that is what Mazda’s Tsutomu Matsuoka has allegedly stated.

The news agency AFP has reported that:

“The earliest that customers will use these environmentally-friendly vehicles in a normal way will be 2020,” the general manager of [Mazda’s] technical research centre, Tsutomu Matsuoka, said at the World Petroleum Congress in Madrid, one of the oil industry’s biggest events.