Toyota is Developing the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

Introducing "Project Portal," a truck running on a their hydrogen fuel cell system that Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) designed specifically for heavy truck use. Emitting only water vapor, the zero-emission class 8 truck is roaming the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach now that it's finished over 4,000 miles of developmental driving.

Now that testing and development are done, the vehicle is ready to commence transporting goods from select terminals at Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach to surrounding rail yards and warehouses. It will run on regular route patterns that are have been chosen as a means of testing how the fuel cell system's handles demanding workloads, and real-world performance data will be captured as it runs its daily route of around 200 miles. As the program matures, Toyota will send the vehicle on longer routes.

Bob Carter, Executive Vice President -- TMNA, declared in a press release, "From the introduction of the Mirai passenger vehicle to the creation of the heavy-duty fuel cell system in Project Portal, Toyota continues to demonstrate the versatility and scalability of the zero-emission fuel cell powertrain."

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