Toyota explores heavy-duty fuel cell applications

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Toyota has announced that it is to further its research in to hydrogen fuel cell technology and explore future applications for the zero emissions solution it states is suitable for ‘a broad spectrum of vehicle types’.

Due to the scalability of the technology, the automaker is exploring a semi-trailer truck application in a California-based feasibility study. Toyota states that whilst its Mirai will continue to provide a zero emission driving solution for global customers on a personal basis; a heavy-duty truck sized fuel cell vehicle creates a potential zero-emission freight transportation solution for the future.

Additional details on the study, and the continued evolution of Toyota’s vision of a hydrogen society, will be announced in the coming months.

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Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine of the Year Awards.

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