12 Oct '17, 8pm

After #foolcell. Failed miserably in passenger cars can they succeed in big rigs

After #foolcell. Failed miserably in passenger cars can they succeed in big rigs

While the world awaits Tesla’s delayed Semi due this fall, the Japanese company that brought you the Prius, Mirai FCV, and other nifty electrified vehicles is drumming up interest in an electric semi of its own. This one however happens to be a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, and starting Oct. 23 Toyota’s “Project Portal” will begin a 200-mile test route and feasibility study in the Port of Los Angeles. “If you see a big-rig driving around the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach that seems oddly quiet and quick, do not be alarmed!,” said Toyota playfully. “It’s just the future.” For now a test project, the vehicle is being used as a drayage hauler, or a shorter-distance interim step in freight moving. Powered by a pair of Mirai fuel cell stacks, this 80,000 gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) truck really hauls too, and scoots up to speed quicker than conventional diesel trucks...

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