Toyota partners with Hino to develop hydrogen-powered truck

Toyota has announced it will partner with commercial vehicle-builder Hino to develop a hydrogen-fuel-cell truck as part of a joint initiative to reduce emissions.

Built on the foundations of a Hino Profia , the companies say they will optimise the truck's chassis to package hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell technology. The result will be a claimed 600km of zero-emissions driving range.

Toyota and Hino state that heavy-duty trucks account for approximately 60 per cent of total commercial vehicle CO2 emissions in Japan, and that the fuel-cell Profia will form part of the companies' 'Environmental Challenge 2050' plans.

The sees both brands cut their average CO2 emissions from new vehicles by 90 per cent by 2050.

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