Toyota launches new hydrogen truck


Toyota has strengthened its pursuit of zero-emission freight transport with the unveiling of a new, second-generation hydrogen (H2) fuel cell electric heavy-duty truck that can cover 300 miles on a full tank.

The new Beta vehicle was presented at the Center for Automotive Research in Michigan, US. It expands the capabilities of Toyota’s first Project Portal test vehicle that has been trialled in operations at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles in California since April last year. 

As well as being able to cover greater distances, Beta is more versatile and manoeuvrable. It is equipped with a sleeper cab and a fuel cabinet combination that frees up more cabin space without increasing the wheelbase.

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