TOKYO – Toyota Motor Corp. may steal another march on the global competition in the race for alternative-fuels vehicles, much like it did with its Prius hybrid-electric vehicle. Researchers at Daihatsu Motor Co. Ltd., Toyota’s small-car subsidiary, believe they are on track to making a major breakthrough in fuel-cell technology within the next few years that will yield a dramatic drop in costs, as well as cutting-edge vehicles the average motorist can afford. In an interview with Ward’s, ...

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