Toyota Fuel Cells Power Hyliko Trucks
Hyliko, the first platform dedicated to decarbonising road freight transport using hydrogen, has announced a partnership with Toyota to provide Fuel Cell Modules for its initial fleet of heavy-duty hydrogen trucks.
Hyliko has two models of hydrogen trucks available: a 44-ton tractor and a 26-ton straight truck, with options for both 6x2 and 6x4 variants. Each vehicle will be fitted with two Toyota Fuel Cell Modules that incorporate the latest advancements in hydrogen mobility technology from Toyota's 30 years of development.
The partnership with Toyota is a significant milestone in the development and production of Hyliko's initial truck fleet. By teaming up with hydrogen industry leaders like Plastic Omnium, GreenGT, and Forsee Power, Hyliko is leveraging its technical expertise to deliver exceptional hydrogen-powered heavy-duty trucks.
“We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Toyota, who will equip our first vehicles with its hydrogen technology. Renowned for their reliability and performance levels, Toyota Fuel Cell Modules are key components in the design and construction of our new hydrogen trucks. Over and above our desire to develop clean, efficient vehicles for road freight transport, we are pursuing efforts to roll out the key components of our offer, which include the leasing and maintenance of hydrogen trucks and the supply of hydrogen fuel. We are keen on unveiling our new fuel cell truck in the near future to help achieve the decarbonisation goals of road freight transport, which is a key sector of our economy.” Ovarith Troeung, CEO of Hyliko, explains.
“We are delighted to announce an agreement with Hyliko for the supply of our fuel cell modules. Hyliko is a dynamic start-up with a broad vision on hydrogen, as they plan to offer all the main components of an eco-cluster: a fuel cell truck, the supply of green hydrogen, and a leasing and maintenance scheme. Having such a holistic and long-term view on the growth of a viable hydrogen ecosystem is necessary for business sustainability and to reassure investors. We will continue to stimulate eco-clusters across Europe as one of the main building blocks to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, in collaboration with partners like Hyliko," said Thiebault Paquet, Vice President Toyota Motor Europe R&D2 and Head of Fuel Cell Business.