Denyo and Toyota begin testing vehicle that uses hydrogen to generate electricity

Denyo and Toyota begin testing vehicle that uses hydrogen to generate electricity

September 17, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Denyo Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation have announced joint development of a fuel cell powered vehicle that uses hydrogen to generate electricity.

As a leading manufacturer of mobile (portable) generators, Denyo will partner with Toyota to begin validation trials to commercialize the idea. The project was selected by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment as the “Low Carbon Technology Research and Development Program”.

Many generators of the current generation use diesel engines to provide power to the vehicle in motion and generate electricity. Using fossil fuels as energy, they emit environmentally hazardous substances, including greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx). On the other hand, fuel cell vehicles use hydrogen to generate power. This eliminates the release of pollutants, provides up to 72 hours of continuous power, and provides water for showers and other uses as a byproduct of power generation.

The Toyota / Denyo Fuel Cell Generator Vehicle is based on the Toyota Dyna light trucks equipped with Mirai Fuel Cells (FCEV) as a power source. The car also carries about 65 kg of hydrogen (in 27 hydrogen tanks) for long distance travel and long-term power generation.

Verification tests of the car will begin in September 2020. It will be compared with conventional ICE power generators to test the unique characteristics of fuel cell vehicles, including their impact on various load equipment and CO2 emissions reductions.