The prototype uses the same technology as the Toyota Mirai.
Toyota is a real expert in the field of hydrogen. The Japanese firm is already marketing the second generation of the Mirai, a high-end sedan powered by a fuel cell. A technology that today equips a prototype of its Hilux pick-up.
The Toyota Hilux FCEV respects the cargo space of this truck, housing the fuel cell under the hood, the three 700 bar hydrogen tanks under the cabin, the electric motor on the rear axle and the battery behind the rear seats.
Behind this project is the subsidiary Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK (TMMUK), which has joined the program for the development of new mobility solutions promoted by the Advanced Propulsion Center (APC) of Great Britain, to explore new ways of using hydrogen in transport.
Thus, the Japanese firm has confirmed that it will produce a small series of units in 2023, at its British factory in Burnaston. The objective is to carry out a pilot test to assess the possibilities of a market that has not yet been explored by any other manufacturer, that of electric pick-ups with FCEV technology.