Hexagon Purus awarded contract by Toyota for hydrogen powered electric heavy-duty trucks

Hexagon Purus will supply hydrogen systems to Toyota Motor North America for its newest prototype hydrogen-powered heavy-duty fuel cell electric truck powertrains, as part of a new $1m deal.

This is the third heavy-duty truck project in three years that the Hexagon Composites subsidiary has collaborated on with Toyota.

Earlier projects included Toyota’s proof of concept for the Los Angeles ports, supporting the ports’ efforts to reduce harmful emissions (2017) and a hydrogen Tobus model from CaetanoBus that utilises Toyota’s leading fuel cell electric technology (2019).

Toyota believes hydrogen fuel cell electric technology has tremendous potential to become the powertrain of the future.

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