Japanese automakers intend to jointly develop technologies for heavy duty trucks with hydrogen fuel cells
Isuzu Motors is developing trucks on electricIn these circumstances, Isuzu as the leading Japanese manufacturer of commercial vehicles, is considered one of the leaders of the sustainable development of the industry, aims to promote the use of sustainable and low-carbon-based energy. With this aim, Isuzu engages in the research and development of various types of powertrains, including diesel engines with high environmental classes, vehicle engine on natural gas direct injection (NGV) and electric powertrains (EV), designed to meet a wide range of customer needs and expanding the ways of using vehicles.
Hydrogen electro hatchback costs the Honda Clarity FCV is already sold to ordinary customers, while its predecessor, was only a pilot prototype and surrendered in revocable letter of leasingOf course, there are a number of challenges to promote the use of fuel cells and hydrogen energy, including issues related to costs and infrastructure development. Such tasks are so massive that needs to be addressed not only by individual companies, but large-scale industrial groups.
To replace the heavy batteries that are not giving enough reserve for heavy-duty trucks (they account for up to 25% of all emissions of CO2 motor) on long-range TE – a strategic challenge for Japanese automakers.With this aim, Isuzu aims to expand the range of powertrains the next generation, designed for heavy-duty trucks, but Honda, in turn, is making every effort to increase the use of its technology TE outside the line of passenger cars, which collectively should make progress in realizing the vision of a hydrogen society. Come together on the same goals of scientific and technological research, both companies have reached an agreement to conduct joint research on the development of heavy trucks to fuel cells.
Toyota Motor recently unveiled recently, the second generation II Mirai FCEV 2020
The concept of the hydrogen trains Hyundai HDC-6 Neptun
Long-haul tractor Kenworth, used for project Toyota Fuel Cell Truck in 2016 (Alfa version)
Toyota Fuel Cell Truck (Beta version)and also Korean Hyundai Motor Co. and the American company for the production of trucks PACCAR (you may recall another concept-Trak Nicola – ed.).