Tesla may not face the expected headwinds posed by weight restrictions or range anxiety as it plans to electrify a Class 8 semi-truck.
Toyota, Nikola, Peterbilt and others try to push trucking toward hydrogen fuel cells, but skepticism remains strong
Electric buses, trucks and other medium- and heavy-duty vehicles face hurdles but are gaining traction.
Toyota’s launch of a heavy-duty, hydrogen fuel-cell truck project at the Port of Los Angeles has been greeted with cheers from environmentalists but raised eyebrows from wary commercial trucking industry representatives.
Watch a Trucks.com exclusive video of Toyota breathing life into "Project Portal," its top-secret hydrogen fuel cell heavy-duty truck.
Toyota North America starts testing “Project Portal” hydrogen fuel cell heavy-duty truck in a secret project to make an economic case for zero-emission fuel cell technology in Class 8 commercial trucks.
If Toyota Motor Co. is successful in using its “Project Portal” to build a competitive Class 8 fuel cell truck, it could look at smaller delivery and work trucks next. And there’s a hydrogen pickup in the mix as well.
Although fuel cells were first developed a century ago, Toyota has developed a powerful new system for “Project Portal,” a zero-emission Class 8 truck. Here’s how it works.
Toyota Motor Co. is testing “Project Portal,” a prototype Class 8 fuel cell electric truck, but it also needs to promote development of hydrogen fueling stations to make commercialization possible.