Toyota to study feasibility of hydrogen-powered heavy vehicles…
We reckon hydrogen is going to play a big part in the future of cars, now Toyota is also looking at how the technology could also be utilized in heavy vehicles.
Toyota has produced a hydrogen fuel cell powered truck that is being put to the test at the Port of Los Angeles in the U.S. in a trial known as ‘Project Portal’.
The zero-emission truck will be trialed over coming months with the assistance of the Port and the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
Boasting 670hp and 1800Nm of torque, the Toyota hydrogen truck is fitted with two Mirai fuel cell stacks and a 12kWh battery.
Toyota estimates the trucks will provide an emissions free driving range of around 320km between hydrogen refuels.
Mary D. Nichols, Chair of CARB, says it’s going to be interesting to see how the truck performs.
“CARB will be following the progress of this feasibility study with interest,”
“We’re look to develop the best mix of regulations and incentives to rapidly expand the market for the cleanest, most efficient big trucks.”
Check out our Toyota Mirai First Drive Review here.
We will keep you updated on the U.S. hydrogen truck test as further news comes to hand.