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.
The trucking industry views the plans by Tesla Inc. to develop an electric semi-tractor with a mix of skepticism and trepidation.