Should Lorries Run On Hydrogen?
AutoVolt Magazine|May-June 2017

Last month, Toyota Motor North America, Inc. allowed the world to take a first glance at a closely held secret, which they had been guarding for the past two years called Project Portal.

Lucy Hargrave

Toyota has been at the forefront of the technological revolution with the hybrid Prius, then the hydrogen Mirai and now they are trying to do it again with a heavy-duty truck. It has the power and torque to transport cargo over 200-miles while emitting nothing but water vapour! Yes, it’s a hydrogen lorry!

Toyota’s Project Portal’s hydrogen fuel cell system is designed for heavy duty truck use at the Port of Los Angeles, where a feasibility study is due to commence this summer.

Is this the future? Will hydrogen fuel cells rid the world of slow moving, heavy polluting diesel lorries and is it a sensible idea?

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