Posted on 01. Aug, 2018 by in Toyota Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO, Jul 30, 2018 – Toyota currently took a subsequent good jump towards a destiny of zero-emission trucking, phenomenon a second iteration of a hydrogen fuel dungeon electric Class 8 lorry before a throng of media and attention leaders during a Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars.

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The new truck, famous internally as “Beta,” expands on a capabilities of Toyota’s initial Project Portal test automobile by augmenting a estimated operation to scarcely 500 kilometers per fill. The lorry also enhances flexibility and maneuverability with a serve of a sleeper cab and a singular fuel cupboard multiple that serve increases cab space though augmenting wheelbase.

Since it initial began operation in Apr 2017, a Project Portal “Alpha” lorry has logged over 16,000 kilometers of contrast and real-world drayage operations in and around a Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles while emitting 0 though H2O vapour. The Beta automobile will start drayage operations in a fall, augmenting a Ports’ 0 glimmer trucking ability and serve shortening a environmental impact of drayage operations.

Lessons Learned: Increased Range, Improved Process

Project Portal 2.0 builds on a lessons schooled from a launch of a Alpha automobile in 2017. The initial heavy-duty lorry was a outcome of a loyal skunkworks bid within Toyota that changed from initial judgment to a fully-capable drayage lorry in usually over a year. Engineers and technicians worked prolonged hours to reconfigure a handle harnesses, wiring and other components of dual off-the-lot Mirai fuel dungeon electric cars to emanate one of a world’s initial OEM-built zero-emission complicated trucks.

The formula of their work continue to impress. With a sum total weight ability of 80,000 lbs. and a pulling operation of some-more than 300 kilometers per fill, a 670-plus horsepower Alpha lorry produces 1,325 pound-feet of torque from dual Mirai fuel dungeon stacks and a 12kWh battery. Project Portal Beta maintains these torque and horsepower numbers while also fluctuating a operation of a automobile and pulling brazen on other pivotal opening metrics.

“By evaluating a initial lorry in a exam comforts and on tangible roads, we done a list of improvements for a Beta lorry build routine and opening enhancements,” pronounced Andrew Lund, Chief Engineer for a project. He continued, “We indispensable to pierce over a explanation of concept, that a initial lorry accomplished, to something that is not usually improved than a strange though is also some-more commercially viable.”

A Step Toward a Future, Reflections from a Past

The story of Project Portal’s pregnancy and expansion follows a prolonged tradition of Toyota creation that dates to a company’s entrance into a automotive space. The initial Toyota (then Toyoda) sedan, a A1, was constructed in most a same demeanour as a strange Project Portal lorry – by experimentation, hearing and error, and a lot of sweat. Once finished in 1935, a A1 was tested by a company’s founder, Kiichiro Toyoda, and afterwards polished into their initial commercially accessible car, a Toyoda AA. Likewise, by a lessons schooled with a initial truck, Project Portal 2.0 is some-more refined, functional, and capable. Also, usually as a AA started Toyota on a trail as an automotive leader, Project Portal is expanding Toyota’s already strong environmental care to a subsequent level. Going forward, Toyota stays committed to ancillary a growth of a consumer-facing hydrogen infrastructure to comprehend a intensity of fuel dungeon vehicles.

A Drop of H2 in a Bucket

Over 16,000 pollution-emitting trucks are operative in Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, a series that is estimated to balloon to 32,000 by 2030. These drayage trucks, and others like them around a world, minister poignant amounts of carcinogens, diesel particulate matter (DPM) and other pollutants into a atmosphere of pier communities and surrounding neighbourhoods.

“Our idea with a initial lorry was to see if it could be accomplished, and we did that,” pronounced Senior Manager for Toyota’s North American Electrified Vehicle Technologies Office, Craig Scott, “This time, we’re looking during blurb viability. We wish to assistance make a difference… a poignant disproportion when it comes to atmosphere peculiarity around a globe.”

More Than Just Trucks

This proclamation is a delay of Toyota’s Environmental Challenge 2050 efforts to discharge CO2 emissions from a Toyota Logistics trickery during a Port of Long Beach. Toyota has formerly announced a construction of a Tri-Gen trickery that will be a initial megawatt-sized carbonate fuel dungeon energy era plant with hydrogen fueling in a world. The 100% renewable plant will use rural rubbish to beget water, electricity, and hydrogen that will support Toyota Logistics Services’ (TLS) operations during a Port of Long Beach.

About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is a disdainful Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sole over 5 million vehicles in Canada by a inhabitant network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and trustworthiness in a vehicles Canadians expostulate and a use they receive. TCI’s conduct bureau is located in Toronto, with informal offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and tools placement centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates dual production comforts in Canada. Having constructed some-more than 8 million vehicles, renouned Canadian models built during these comforts embody Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.


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