Hyundai Motor Group plans to invest $6.7 billion in hydrogen fuel cell technology and hopes to produce 700,000 fuel cell systems each year by 2030. Hyundai, which owns about 33% of Kia Motor Corp., plans to install 500,000 of those in Hyundai and Kia vehicles.
Toyota New Zealand had joined the recently established New Zealand Hydrogen Association, and is one of the first automakers part of the association.
Toyota's Mirai will add a pair of safety packages for the 2019 model year, as the company continues to offer the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle mostly on retail leases to private owners, according to the company.
The Nexo will initially be available in California as a Blue trim model with an estimated driving range of 380 miles and the Limited trim, which will offer a range of 354 miles, according to Hyundai.
The State of California will focus on increasing the number of electric vehicle (EV) chargers at state facilities and deploy hydrogen EVs near public fueling stations this year.