The company has revealed one of the world's first OEM-built zero-emission heavy truck range.
Japanese automaker Toyota has revealed that it plans to fully embrace the hydrogen fuel cell technology and expand its fuel cell vehicle (FCV) range.
The company has also unveiled the second iteration of its hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 truck in Michigan. Toyota says that this announcement is a part of it’s Environmental Challenge 2050 efforts to eliminate CO2 emissions from its Toyota Logistics facility.
Built using the technology that also powers the Mirai FCV, the new ‘Project Portal 2.0’ trucks are zero-emission heavy trucks with a driving range of more than 480km. The system output of the vehicles is over 670bhp.
Toyota has previously announced the construction of the Tri-Gen facility which will be the first megawatt-sized carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with hydrogen fueling in the world. The 100 per cent renewable plant will use agricultural waste to generate water, electricity and hydrogen to support Toyota Logistics Services' operations.
'Our goal with the first truck was to see if it could be accomplished, and we did that,' said Senior Manager for Toyota's North American Electrified Vehicle & Technologies Office Craig Scott, 'This time we're looking at commercial viability. We want to help make a difference, a significant difference when it comes to the air quality not only in the LA area but across the U.S. and around the globe.'