Japanesse Prefecture Seeking to Become Fuel Cell 'Silicon Valley'

Yamanashi prefecture would allow fuel-cell vehicles to be charged on public highways and expressway services, which is currently banned in Japan.

Published: 05-Jan-2011

A prefectural government in Japan is seeking to become the special fuel-cell district of the country.

Yamanashi prefecture, within the main island of Japan, wants to become the ‘Silicon Valley of fuel-cell technology’ as it seeks to ease restrictions on the use of hydrogen fuel for vehicles as part of the central government’s special economic zones scheme to be launched next year.

The prefecture intends to work with Yamanashi University and specialist firms to promote the use of fuel cell vehicles within the area according to Japanese news website, Yomiuri.co.jp.

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