Toyota, 7-Eleven Japan to Study Fuel Cell Trucks

AutoInformed.com on Toyota fuel cell trucks, where the refrigeration/freezer unit, and the truck itself, are powered by fuel cells, will be introduced as refrigerator/freezer trucks for stores with the goal of reducing CO2 emissions.Toyota Motor Corporation and 7-Eleven Japan Co reached a basic agreement for studies on energy conservation and CO2 emissions reduction in convenience store distribution and operation.

The two companies say they aim to contribute to the realization of a low-carbon and hydrogen-based society in the future, by way of introducing vehicles and power generators to be newly developed by Toyota that use hydrogen.

Fuel cell trucks, where the refrigeration/freezer unit, and the truck itself, are powered by fuel cells, will be introduced as refrigerator/freezer trucks for stores with the goal of reducing CO2 emissions. An energy management system, combining already-installed solar power generators will be introduced to enable greater energy conservation and CO2 emissions reduction.

Introduction of stationary hydrogen generator utilizing an automotive fuel cell unit is planned. A stationary rechargeable battery system which uses rechargeable automobile batteries will be introduced to stores and may be used as an emergency power source during disasters, in addition to possible applications for energy conservation and CO2 emissions reduction. Under consideration is the use of a fuel cell power generator as a power source at stores with hydrogen stations.

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