Toyota presents hydrogen truck for mobile power supply

Toyota presents hydrogen truck for mobile power supply-power

Fuel cell instead of diesel engine: The Toyota Motor Corporation is now ensuring more sustainability in mobile energy supply. In collaboration with Denyo, the company has developed a fuel cell truck that uses hydrogen to generate electricity. Whether it’s an open-air concert or a natural disaster, the truck can be used almost anywhere.

Most mobile power sources to date are diesel vehicles or generators. However, these require fossil fuels – both for driving and for generating electricity. Among other things, the climate-damaging CO2 and harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) are emitted. Toyota and Denyo are now able to remedy this: Their new energy supply vehicle only uses the hydrogen converted in the fuel cell for power supply. The system provides energy for up to 72 hours with an output of up to 8.5 kW. In total, the hydrogen truck can deliver a good 600 kWh of electricity. The only by-product is water, a good 450 liters, which in turn can be used for showering or other purposes – but there are no CO2 or pollutant emissions.

The fuel cell vehicle developed jointly by the two companies, of which there is unfortunately only one illustration so far, is based on the light Toyota Dyna truck and uses the well-known fuel cell system that is also used in the Mirai car model. Denyo contributes the integrated fuel cell power supply system. The power for propulsion and energy generation is provided by around 65 kilograms of hydrogen, which are stored in a total of 27 tanks.

Toyota presents hydrogen truck for mobile power supply-power

The companies are investigating how great the advantages of such fuel cell energy supply vehicles are in tests that will start this month. The newly developed model is subjected to a direct comparison with conventional engine-based power generators in order to check properties and suitability for everyday use as well as the effects on loading capacity and CO2 emissions. The goal is commercialization to drive a more sustainable, hydrogen-based society.

Both Denyo and Toyota are actively committed to the global environment. Alternative drives also for commercial and industrial vehicles play a decisive role. Denyo, as a leading manufacturer of mobile portable generators, continues to work on fuel cell-based products.

Toyota is also pursuing ambitious holistic goals. As part of the Toyota Environmental Challenge, the Japanese mobility group wants to drastically reduce its CO2 emissions. By 2050, the fleet emissions of its vehicles are to be reduced by 90 percent compared to 2010, which is only possible with electrified drives. Emissions in production are also minimized, and the expansion of renewable energies, resource management and recycling contribute to this. Together with Honda, Toyota presented a very similar concept just a few days ago: a hydrogen bus for mobile power supply.

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2 thoughts on “Toyota presents hydrogen truck for mobile power supply”

  1. It’s just a slow way to finally get away from carbon. As Henry FORD put it? “The enemy of quality is haste”.
    So far, and for a long time to come, it is IMPOSSIBLE to do without diesel engines. Unless you are SEEBLIND and do not see the global reality of the entire transport on land. Transport is only ONE aspect that moves the economies of the world. Let’s stay with maritime transport. (approx. 90% of goods) > Sea Blind: The True Cost of Cargo Shipping (Episode 1) Source: https://www1.wdr.en/mediathek/video/sendungen/planet-schule/video-sea-blind-the-true-cost-of-freight-shipping-episode-100.html . Then no. 2: Sea Blind: Environmental catastrophe on the oceans (eps. 2) > https://www1.wdr.de/mediathek/video/sendungen/planet-schule/video-sea-blind-umweltkatastrophe-auf-den-weltmeeren-episode-100.html……. So far not a single TRUCK, EXCAVATOR, etc. mentioned…. And neither do the chemical processes that are necessary to keep our economies running. But you hear real miracles about these batteries and of course their POWER comes from sockets…. Not even their disposal is halfway regulated…….

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