As autos go electric, Toyota chases hydrogen dream

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By Tim Kelly and Maki Shiraki TOKYO (Reuters) – As U.N. climate conference delegates considered how to save the planet over the weekend in Glasgow, Toyota Motor’s chief executive was in Japan racing an experimental hydrogen car – a vehicle he says could preserve millions of auto jobs. The colourful Toyota Yaris subcompact that Akio Toyoda steered around the Okayama International Circuit in western Japan was powered by a converted Corolla engine running on hydrogen. Making such a powerplant commercially viable could keep internal combustion engines running in a carbon-free world. “The enemy is …

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