Toyota to develop fuel cell truck with Hino

Toyota Motor Corporation today said it will jointly develop a heavy-duty fuel cell truck with its subsidiary Hino Motors, as the two companies accelerate efforts towards the realisation of a hydrogen society.

Based on the Hino Profia, the truck’s chassis is being specially designed with the optimum packaging for a fuel cell vehicle and Toyota said steps are being taken through comprehensive weight reduction to ensure a sufficient load capacity.

The powertrain is equipped with two Toyota fuel cell stacks that have been newly developed for Toyota’s next Mirai and includes vehicle driving control that applies heavy-duty hybrid vehicle technologies, developed by Hino.

Cruising range will be set at approximately 600km, aiming to meet high standards in both environmental performance and practicality as a commercial vehicle.

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