Toyota Motor North America and Hino USA have started working together to develop a class 8 fuel cell electric truck. North American carriers will first evaluate the novelty and logistics training.
The electric truck will be based on the Hino XL chassis with proven Toyota fuel cell technology. This will achieve maximum performance with zero emissions. The developers assure that the presentation of the first test model will take place in the first half of 2021.
The fuel cell powered Hino XL series truck will be appreciated by drivers and the public alike. A comfortable cabin, high maneuverability, and, most importantly, the absence of harmful emissions into the atmosphere are what the manufacturer promises.
Two years ago, Hino introduced the XL series, which included class 7 and 8 heavy trucks with single or tandem axles. The cars of this series are equipped with a Hino A09 turbodiesel engine with an in-line six-cylinder engine with a volume of 8.9 liters. The novelty will be called XL8.
Hino and Toyota have collaborated before. The result of their joint work was a 25-ton fuel cell heavy truck, which was developed specifically for the Japanese market. Hino said that a more detailed specification of the XL8 truck will be published later.