Hydrogen fuel cell truck verification tests to start in Spring 2022

Beers, parcels and car parts are to be hauled emissions-free in a road test programme in Japan for a new hydrogen-fuelled heavy-duty truck.

Starting in Spring 2022, the tests will verify the feasibility of using fuel cells to reduce CO2 emissions in logistics and accelerate the commercial adoption of fuel cell trucks, contributing to the development of a sustainable society.

Businesses who have agreed to launch on-road trials of fuel cell trucks include Toyota, Ashai Group Holdings, Seino Transportation, NEXT Logisitcs Japan, Tamato Transport and Hino Motors.

Toyota and Hino are jointly developing heavy-duty fuel cell trucks; Asahi Group, NLJ, Seino Transportation, Yamato Transport and Toyota will perform the road trials as part of their logistics operations.

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