Toyota has announced that it is developing the Hilux hydrogen fuel cell in the UK, the automaker also said it has received funding from the UK government for the project.
Toyota is leading a consortium that is working on developing a hydrogen fuel cell version of the Hilux pickup truck.
A consortium led by Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK (TMUK) will receive funding to develop an electric hydrogen fuel cell Hilux, working in collaboration with highly qualified UK engineering partners Ricardo, ETL, D2H and Thatcham Research. The project will use Toyota’s secondgeneration fuel cell system components, which are used in the latest Toyota Mirai sedan, to convert the Hilux into an electric vehicle. While TMUK is leading the project, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) R&D will provide technical support to help the UK teams gain experience and become selfsufficient in developing nextgeneration hydrogen powertrain technology.
APC is a nonprofit organization working with the UK government, the automotive industry and academia to accelerate the industrialization of technology to support the transition to zeroemission vehicle deliveries. It plays a key role in the UK automotive sector, offering opportunities to bridge the gap between the industry and future technology requirements. It aims to help bring about significant change in the industry by creating commercial and strategic results that will benefit the UK. Its funding specifically covers the later stages of research and development that move the product from proof of concept to vehicle prototype.
To learn more about the new Hilux hydrogen fuel cell, visit the Toyota website at the link below.
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