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Hyundai Motor Co. of South Korea topped global sales of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles in the January-July period.

According to SNE Research, Hyundai sold a total of 5,300 hydrogen-powered vehicles in the first seven months, outpacing Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co., which sold 4,100 and 200 units, respectively.

Hyundai’s hydrogen car sales increased 44 percent year over year to 3,600 units in the seven-month period, while Toyota’s increased eightfold to 500 units.

Hyundai’s Nexo hydrogen car primarily competes in the global market with Toyota’s Mirai.

Between January and July, Hyundai, Toyota, Honda, and others sold a total of 10,300 hydrogen cars, more than double the 4,900 units sold during the same period previous year.

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