The Japanese government has announced a zero emissions goal for 2050. Hydrogen technology is supposed to play an important role in reaching this goal through electricity generation and also in the mobility sector.
According to numbers by the International Energy Agency, Japan is the country with the highest goals for fuel cell cars.
The U.S. and China were the countries identified by the IEA as having the most fuel cell vehicles on the road in 2019 - around 8,000 and 6,000, respectively. Japan in 2019 only had 3,600 hydrogen cars on the road, but the country has said it wants to increase that number to more than 811,000 in 2030. Second up are the Netherlands, who want to have 300,000 fuel cell cars operating by that same time.
According to the Asia Nikkei Review, the zero emissions goal will be funded by the sum of 2 trillion yen ($19.2 billion). Toyota being a market leader in hydrogen-powered cars might help the country to reach its goal.