First fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks unveiled


Toyota and Kenworth will deploy a total of 10 trucks as part of the Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities Project (ZANZEFF)

In another huge leap towards the future of zero-emission trucking, Toyota, Kenworth, the Port of Los Angeles, and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) unveiled the first of Toyota and Kenworth’s jointly developed fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks.

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The latest fuel cell electric truck utilises the Kenworth T680 Class 8 model combined with Toyota’s fuel cell electric technology

The new-generation zero-emission truck expands on the capabilities of Toyota’s first two Project Portal Proof-of-Concept trucks. Toyota and Kenworth will deploy a total of 10 trucks as part of the Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities Project (ZANZEFF).

"Toyota is committed to fuel cell electric technology as a powertrain for the future because it’s a clean, scalable platform that can meet a broad range of mobility needs with zero emissions," says Bob Carter, executive vice president of Automotive Operations Toyota.

"The ZAN ZEFF collaboration and the innovative Shore-to-Store project allow us to move heavy-duty truck fuel cell electric technology towards commercialisation."

The latest fuel cell electric truck utilises the Kenworth T680 Class 8 model combined with Toyota’s fuel cell electric technology.

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The new-generation zero-emission truck expands on the capabilities of Toyota’s first two Project Portal Proof-of-Concept trucks

CARB has awarded $41 million dollars to the Port of Los Angeles for the ZANZEFF project as part of California Climate Investments, a California initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment, particularly in disadvantaged communities.

"This substantial climate investment by the state, matched by the project partners, will help speed up the number of zero-emission trucks in the California communities and neighborhoods where they are needed the most," says CARB chair Mary D. Nichols.

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