Toyota to develop fuel-cell electric truck for North America market

A man walks past a Toyota logo at the Tokyo Motor Show
FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a Toyota logo at the Tokyo Motor Show, in Tokyo, Japan October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su

October 5, 2020

(Reuters) – Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T> said on Monday it would develop a heavy-duty fuel-cell electric truck with its subsidiary, Hino Motor Co, for the North American market.

The move expands upon Toyota’s existing effort to develop a 25-ton Class 8 fuel-cell electric truck for the Japanese market, announced earlier this year. (https://reut.rs/2SreSJx)

The first demonstration truck is expected to be ready in the first half of 2021, Toyota said.

(Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath)