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"The heavy-duty fuel cell truck in this joint development project is based on Hino Profia, and is being developed taking maximum advantage of the technologies both Toyota and Hino have cultivated over the years. The chassis is specially designed with the optimum packaging for a fuel cell vehicle, and steps are being taken through comprehensive weight reduction to ensure a sufficient load capacity. The powertrain is equipped with two Toyota fuel cell stacks that have been newly developed for Toyota's next Mirai and includes vehicle driving control that applies heavy-duty hybrid vehicle technologies, developed by Hino. Also, cruising range will be set at approximately 600 km, aiming to meet high standards in both environmental performance and practicality as a commercial vehicle. "
In my opinion, one of the best FCEV implementation, on a heavy-duty truck. Current battery cell technology is around 250Wh/kg, it's almost impossible to build a truck with proper range while keeping a decent payload with current legislation (already softened for alternative fueled trucks).
I've a lot of questions regarding Tesla Semi economic viability. Considering some urban electric buses need around 125kWh/100km with less than 19TON GVW...