Select Country

Hino & Toyota Announce Plans To Co-Develop A Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Truck


The new hydrogen fuel cell-powered heavy-duty truck is based on a Hino Profia and features two fuel cell stacks, an AC synchronous motor, a lithium-ion battery, and a high-pressure hydrogen tank. It has a proposed range of 600 kilometres. (Photo courtesy of Hino.)


Hino and Toyota recently announced that they are co-developing a fuel cell-powered heavy-duty truck in an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This is particularly important for Japan, where Hino says heavy-duty trucks “account for about 60% of the total CO2 emissions from commercial vehicles.” The company adds that hydrogen fuel cells are ideal for heavy-duty trucks and on-highway operations because they have a “higher energy density” than current battery-electric technology, which means they can travel longer distances with larger loads.


Hino Profia Heavy-Duty Fuel Cell Truck

The new fuel cell truck is based on a Hino Profia FR1AWHH. The vehicle’ powertrain consists of two Toyota fuel cell stacks (polymer electrolyte fuel cell), an AC synchronous motor, a high-pressure hydrogen tank, and a lithium-ion battery. It has a proposed range of 600 kilometers (370 miles), based on internal measurements from Hino and Toyota. The same fuel cell stack technology will power the upcoming Toyota Mirai. This new truck is the next step in the relationship between Toyota and Hino that began in 2003 when the two companies demonstrated a fuel cell-powered bus.


Find Your Next Vehicle

You will find a large selection of new and used Hino and Toyota trucks for sale every day at TruckLocator.


Posted On 25 March 2020
Category: Truck and Trailer News
Tags : hino toyota tractors without sleeper
  Blog Archive
MAN Truck & Bus At Work On The ANITA Project’s Self-Driving Vehicles For Hub-To-Hub Logistics Routes
After the development and implementation phase, the software and an autonomous MAN truck—with a safety driver on board—will begin testing in real-world operations in Ulm. ...
Read More
Scania Partnering To Test Feasibility Of Long-Haul Electrified Trucks Powered By Overhead Wires
The electric road system is seen as one of the most technically viable and economically attractive options for the electrification of heavy-duty trucks because it uses known and available technologies in new ways. ...
Read More
Waste Management Specialist Receives Two High-Spec Mercedes-Benz Trucks
Select Environmental Services has purchased trucks from other manufacturers in the past, but chose dealer City West Commercials because they “tick every box” on every order, the firm says. ...
Read More
Isuzu 3.5-Tonne Grafter Wins 9th Consecutive Best Builders’ Truck Award
Trade Van Driver’s annual awards are judged by the magazine’s expert panel of journalists and readers who use light commercial vehicles. ...
Read More
Low Cab Entry Drives Highway Maintenance Specialist’s Acquisition Of Volvo FE Tippers
Ringway of West Sussex has added three 26-tonne Volvo FE 6x2 rigid tipper trucks to its UK-wide fleet. ...
Read More
IVECO Launches Projects To Promote The Benefits Of Natural Gas & Its Key Role In Decarbonizing Transport
?The “IVECO Ambassador” programme aims to raise awareness of the brand’s values on different themes. ...
Read More
IVECO’s Brescia, Italy, Production Plant Manufactures 600,000th Eurocargo
The milestone-setting Eurocargo is powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), which Plant Director Marco Colonna says reaffirms IVECO’s commitment to sustainable transportation. ...
Read More
PRM Green Technologies Sticks With Mercedes-Benz Actros For Equipment Recycling Transport
The firm has acquired a second Mercedes-Benz Actros 2540 LnR, this one a member of the fifth-generation Actros range introduced to the UK in 2019. ...
Read More
Brunel Of Cornwall Purchases Rare Mercedes-Benz Actros Edition 1 Tractor & Arocs Tipper
“We’re very proud to be running a fabulous Actros Edition 1 as our first tractor unit,” says Brunel Managing Director Brian Venables. ...
Read More
Volta Trucks Partners With CPC Group On Composite Exterior Body Panels For Volta Zero Electric Truck
The companies plan to start full-scale production on customer-specified vehicles by 2022’s end, leveraging composite materials in the body and trim. ...
Read More