Toyota, Kenworth Collaborate on Zero-Emission Trucks

By Team Writer / May 13, 2019

Toyota Motors and the Kenworth Truck Company are both coming together to form ten different Kenworth T680s with zero emissions. The project is funded by a $41 million grant that was issued to them by the California Air Resources Board. The prime applicant of this project was the Port of Los Angeles. They plan for the vehicle to transport hefty amounts of cargo to Ontario and San Bernardino in order to detect how effective it truly is.

Key Takeaways:

  • 10 zero-emission Kenworth T680s are set to be produced by Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America in a collaboration that powers the trucks with hydrogen fuel cells.
  • This collaboration between Kenworth and Toyota is part of a $41 million grant for Zero and Near-Zero Emissions freight Facilities from the Californian Air Resources Board.
  • The aim of the grant which is a subset of a larger $82 million program is to put fuel cell electric tractors, and hydrogen fueling infrastructure in Los Angeles.

“The Kenworth T680s will transport cargo across the Los Angeles basin and to inland cities – such as Ontario and San Bernardino – while generating zero emissions, other than water vapor, thanks to their fully electric hydrogen fuel cell powertrain integrations co-developed by Kenworth and Toyota.”

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