Toyota, Kenworth Collaborate on Zero-Emission Trucks

By Team Writer / May 9, 2019

Kenworth and Toyota are using grants received as part of a California Air Resource Board (CARB) project to design and build 10 Kenworth T680s that run on electric powertrains powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The trucks will operate within the Los Angeles area and also serve more inland cities. The trucks generate no emissions (except water vapor), and work by combining hydrogen gas and air to generate electricity. CARB is also funding hydrogen fueling infrastructure to support fuel cell electric trucks like these.

Key Takeaways:

  • The collaboration between Kenworth and Toyota is part of a $41 million Zero and near-Zero emissions Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) grant which the California Air Resources Board awarded.
  • There is an ongoing program to put fuel cell electric tractors, hydrogen fueling infrastructure, and zero emissions cargo handling equipment into operation at the ports and Los Angeles.
  • Hydrogen gas and air are combined in the Kenworth T680s and Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains to produce electricity.

“Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop 10 zero-emission Kenworth T680s powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains.”

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