Toyota has already begun trying to revolutionize the concept of freight transport, putting into operation a new set of trucks that will carry heavy loads in the Los Angeles port area.
And while electric trucks still seem to be far from becoming a routine reality, another green technology is used to move these heavy vehicles: a fuel cell.
This fuel cell burns hydrogen and has as a sub-product of the use of this fuel the junction of hydrogen and oxygen. This is water. This technology has been tested regularly since the 90s, for brands like BMW, Opel, Honda and more recently, Toyota, with Mirai. However, it didn’t become a credible alternative to fossil fuels … until now.
These Toyota trucks were installed in the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports in California, based on the Portal Project, a technological concept that adapts fuel cells for use in heavy vehicles. This technology is based on what is already used in the Mirai model, but can also generate the force required to move a 35-tonne vehicle over a maximum distance of 320 km, with a power of 670 hp and a torque of 1800 Nm.