Toyota Showcases Pioneering Hydrogen FCEV Technology at World Future Energy Summit
Toyota’s environmentally friendly mobility solutions were spotlighted during the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, where the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) and a Fuel Cell Forklift developed by Toyota Industries Corporation were on display throughout the three-day event. Both products utilize innovative hydrogen FCEV technology to deliver efficient performance with zero emissions, playing an instrumental role in Toyota’s multiple pathway approach towards carbon neutrality.
Toyota began work on its hydrogen FCEV technology in 1992, which converts hydrogen and oxygen into electricity to power an electric motor and produces only water as a by-product. The company’s commitment to continuously refining this technology can be seen in the groundbreaking Toyota Mirai, which offers best-in-class efficiency with zero emissions. The pioneering FCEV delivers a class-leading cruising range of 650 km and can be refueled in under five minutes, guaranteeing drivers the same levels of performance and convenience associated with a traditionally-powered vehicle.
The versatility of the Toyota Fuel Cell System has enabled a wide range of applications in areas such as trucks, buses, boats and stationary generators, including the Fuel Cell Forklift. This innovative solution has a refueling time of just two to three minutes, helping ensure around-the-clock availability and making the Fuel Cell Forklift especially well-suited to multi-shift operations where trucks are constantly in use.
Kei Fujita, Chief Representative, Middle East and Central Asia Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation, commented: “We are pleased to showcase two of our hydrogen-powered mobility solutions at the World Future Energy Summit; a progressive platform that contributes to a more sustainable tomorrow. With a fueling time of less than five minutes, Toyota’s zero-emission hydrogen FCEV technology combines greater convenience with enhanced sustainability and is one of many promising solutions we have been exploring as part of our drive for carbon neutrality.”
Fujita explained: “At Toyota, we recognize that carbon neutrality is a goal with multiple pathways; there is no single best solution for all use cases in all parts of the world. By focusing on the development of diverse electrified powertrain options, we are contributing to greater choices for drivers, consequently increasing the adoption of eco-friendly vehicles. We will continue to seek out new technologies that accelerate the journey towards a carbon-neutral society where people can enjoy happier, healthier and more sustainable lives.”
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