Toyota merely doubled the dimensions of its hydrogen-powered truck fleet.
The automaker on Monday unveiled the second expertise of its Enterprise Portal semi-truck, which is larger, lighter and has an prolonged fluctuate than the distinctive that was put to work supply cargo between the ports of Prolonged Seashore and Los Angeles closing 12 months and has since lined over 10,000 miles.
Every of the Class eight autos use experience from the Toyota Mirai hydrogen gasoline cell vehicle and emit solely water vapor as emissions. The gasoline cell generates electrical power to power two electrical motors with a combined output of 670 hp and 1,327 lb-ft of torque.
The model new truck – based totally as soon as extra on a Kenworth as Toyota’s Hino truck division doesn’t make a truck this huge – makes use of 10 gasoline tanks as an alternative of 6, which can improve its fluctuate from 200 to 300 miles.
Toyota and its experience affiliate Ricardo are considering turning the system right into a easy to place in module, in step with Automobiles.com, nonetheless for now the model new purple Beta truck will probably be a part of the blue Alpha in southern California for further checks down on the docks.