“Drivers like these vehicles as a result of they’re peppy and quiet,” Lindgren stated.
The fuel-cell system that might be used within the prototypes might be provided by Toyota and is an up to date model of an authentic check automobile that operated on the ports this previous year. The new vehicles will truly pair two stacks producing about 228 kilowatts, or 306 horsepower. That understates the facility the expertise delivers as a result of the electrical motors that drive the wheels produce super quantities of torque — although Paccar and Toyota officials did not have the final torque numbers obtainable.
Improving efficiency and easing the job of a fuel-cell truck’s driver, the Paccar/Toyota expertise would require solely a four-speed transmission, fairly than the 18-gear transmissions within the typical Class eight truck.
In manufacturing, in the meantime, Andy Lund, the Toyota chief engineer on the mission, stated the vehicles would have the identical payload capability as a diesel rig.