Toyota, Hino to Make Class-8 Fuel-Cell Electric Truck

Ken Zino of AutoInformed.com on Toyota and Hino Class-8 Fuel-Cell Electric Truck

This deal expands upon the existing effort to develop a 25-ton FCET for the Japanese market announced earlier this year. It’s an obvious solution for the long-standing dirty diesel scourge.

Toyota Motor North America and Hino USA have agreed to jointly develop a Class-8 fuel-cell electric truck for the North American market. With the expanding interest in heavy-duty electric trucks, aka FCETs, prompted by government demands and the global warming crisis, it’s the latest foray into the well-funded and planet destroying fossil fuel wars by the latter day purveyors and avatars of dinosaurs – Big Oil.

The companies said today that they will leverage the newly developed Hino XL Series chassis with Toyota’s fuel cell technology to deliver “exceptional capability without harmful emissions.” The first demonstration vehicle is expected to arrive in the first half of 2021.

“It will be quiet, smooth and powerful while emitting nothing but water,” claimed Tak Yokoo, Senior Executive Engineer, Toyota Research and Development. ”

Glenn Ellis, Hino’s Senior Vice President Customer Experience, said “Hino shares a common focus with Toyota when it comes to durability, reliability, and innovation with the customer at the center of design… Expanding upon our proud heritage of the Hino powertrain, Toyota Fuel Cell Technology offers our customers a commercially viable, extended range, zero emissions vehicle in the near term.”

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