Toyota is Driving the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

Recently, Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) launched "Project Portal" -- a hydrogen fuel cell system that's been designed for heavy truck use -- in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. This zero-emission class 8 truck proof of concept has already successfully completed more than 4,000 miles during development, emitting nothing but harmless water vapor.

Now that testing and development have been completed, the Project Portal vehicle is ready to move goods from select terminals at Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach to rail yards and warehouses for future distribution. These regular route patterns are designed to test the fuel cell system's capabilities while also capturing real world performance information, and it's estimated that the truck will cover around 200 miles each day. In time, longer routes will be introduced.

In a press release, Bob Carter, Executive Vice President -- TMNA, commented, "From the introduction of the Mirai passenger vehicle to the creation of the heavy-duty fuel cell system in Project Portal, Toyota continues to demonstrate the versatility and scalability of the zero-emission fuel cell powertrain."

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