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News emerged recently that Toyota and Hyundai plan to sell private fuel-cell cars in China for the first time.

There wasn’t much press ballyhoo, and Toyota doesn’t even seem to have issued a press release, probably because the launch of the Toyota Mirai and Hyundai Nexo is very modest, initially around 50 cars per year.

Behind the scenes, though, there has been a significant regulatory change from the Chinese government, with the green light given for the carbonfibre Type IV gas tanks used in the Mirai and Nexo, potentially opening the world’s biggest car market to FCEVs.

“Previously, vehicles containing these tanks couldn't be homologated for sale, but the restriction is now lifted," Toyota told Autocar.

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