Featured Toyota to study Mirai-derived fuel-cell tech for heavy-duty trucks

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    Toyota to study Mirai-derived fuel-cell tech for heavy-duty trucks


    Well in my mind, it's better than diesel and has the torque that these trucks need.
     
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    This is where they should have started with hydrogen fuel cells. Central refueling stations reduce the required infrastructure investment, and swapping out a commercial diesel truck is more bang for the buck than multiple, cleaner cars. But it doesn't give any clear advantage over a BEV truck.

    As for the truck itself, it has a 12kWh battery with two fuel cell stacks that are used in the Mirai. Each stack generates 114kW(153hp), leaving 364hp to be provided by the battery during periods of peak demand. "Let's put a plug on it" appears a no brainer has it could quick charge while refueling, but will that grid charge last long enough to offset the cost?

    Couldn't find info on the truck's tank size. So in addition to not knowing potential refuel times, we can't even guess at efficiency.
     
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