As announced by Engadget: Toyota constructed a bigger kin for the hydrogen fuel cell powered
Mirai, a semi truck. The automaker is trying a water-ousting enormous apparatus at the Port of Los Angeles that it expectations will yield information that will help assemble an armada of zero-discharge trucks.
Called the “Gateway Project,” the review will decide how well hydrogen fuel-cell substantial obligation vehicles work in a delivery situation. The truck itself will be utilize two Mirai fuel cell stacks and a 12kWh battery to power two motors associated with the back wheels working in parallel. With a scope of more than 200 miles for each top off, the truck can pull a gross consolidated weight limit 80,000 pounds.
“We believe that there’s a market interest for this technology in the ports today and there are no there are no contending administrations to diesel arrangements,” said Craig Scott national chief of Toyota’s propelled technology gathering.
Tony Gioiello, appointee official executive of port advancement for the Port of Los Angeles said “the Port of Los Angeles has been a pioneer in attempting to decrease contamination from port operations, and we’re energized at the potential for a genuine zero-emanation substantial obligation truck to push our Clean Air Action Plan considerably further.”
The truck and the venture are a piece of Toyota’s bigger arrangement to help kick begin a foundation for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles like the Mirai. At first the automaker will enlist its own driver to help gather information on the enormous apparatus and it’s excursions. In any case, it in the long run hand the keys over to the driver of a yet-to-be-resolved dispatching accomplice.
John O’Dell over at Trucks.com has the selective, in the background story of Toyota’s mission to construct a fuel cell enormous apparatus. The entire thing is an excellent perused, uncovering how Toyota figured out how to construct this fuel cell-powered apparatus in approximately seven months, utilizing two fuel cell stacks sourced from the creation Toyota Mirai to power a specially crafted electric motor turning out 670 horsepower and 1325 lb-ft of torque.
In any case, it’s the truck’s execution that truly knocked our socks off. Trucks.com reports that the 21,970-lb. Extend Portal truck can quicken from 25 to 55 miles for every hour in only 6.3 seconds. Stunningly better, a Toyota representative tells Road and Track that the unladen apparatus can sprint from a stop to 60 mph in about 10 seconds.
That implies the Toyota enormous apparatus would run neck-and-neck in a stoplight race against a bone-stock 1970 BMW 2002—however the all the more powerful 2002 tii, with its 9.0-second 0-60, would trounce the Class 8 truck.
Still, that is over the top increasing speed from a vehicle that tips the scales at almost 11 tons before you hitch up the trailer. What’s more, as Toyota delineates with video prove, it totally flees from a regular huge apparatus pulling an indistinguishable, purge trailer from a standing begin.