Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp on Monday announced that it would develop a heavy-duty fuel cell truck with Hino Motors Ltd, its subsidiary.
As per Toyota’s vehicle outline, the heavy-duty fuel cell truck will have a cruising range of about 600 km and will be powered by Lithium-ion batteries. Its powertrain will be equipped with two, newly developed Toyota fuel cell stacks and will include vehicle control that applies heavy-duty hybrid vehicle technologies, developed by Hino.
“Going forward, Toyota and Hino will further strengthen its partnership and accelerate efforts toward the realization of a hydrogen society,” Toyota said in a statement.
The two companies have declared ambitious goals for reducing CO2 emissions by 2050, and have been developing EV technologies, especially improving heavy-duty trucks which account for 60 percent of total CO2 emissions from commercial vehicles in Japan.
The two companies have positioned hydrogen as an important energy source for the future and are focused on developing technologies and expanding innovating fuel cell vehicles for widespread adoption in Japan.