Japan plans to halve its LNG consumption – disrupting the plans of LNG exporters worldwide.
While autonomous vehicles are on the cusp of taking off in the U.S., other areas are also making headway, with China, Japan, Western Europe and Singapore emerging as main markets of the new technology.
Toyota is hoping its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will mirror the success of the Prius hybrid. But important questions remain regarding storage, range, infrastructure, and the cost of hydrogen fuel.
Against a backdrop of verbal sparring between electric and hydrogen vehicle manufacturers, early rumors suggest that BMW is investing heavily in both alternative fuel technologies.