Toyota to test freight truck equipped with hydrogen fuel cells in California

Hydrogen Fuel Cells - Image of Freight Truck

Automaker will be testing a new hydrogen-powered truck in California Toyota has announced that it will begin testing a new heavy-duty truck powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The truck will operate at the Port of Los Angeles in California. The technology that powers the truck is part of what Toyota calls “Project Portal.” This project focuses on how hydrogen fuel cells can be used to power a wide range of vehicles, from compact sedans to heavy-duty trucks. Toyota’s new truck will be making use of two hydrogen systems that come…

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Hybrid system not making the grade

The Port of Los Angeles is set to have a number of its heavy-duty trucks converted to run on hydrogen power. The Port has entered into an agreement with Vision Motor Corp., a developer of advanced hydrogen fuel cell systems, to retrofit a total of 15 trucks with fuel cells that will be used in day-to-day operations. The contact awards Vision Motors with $1.4 million for the purchase of the first six fuel cells, with further purchasing pending on additional grant funding from the Department of Energy. The Port is…

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