Toyota And Hino USA Developing Futuristic Hydrogen-Powered Semi-Truck

Semi-trucks: they’re loud, slow and an absolute pollution nightmare. Well, maybe not for much longer, now that Toyota has unveiled its plans for a new hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric semi-truck.

The world’s largest car manufacturer announced on Monday that it is partnering with Hino USA to develop a new sustainable semi-truck specifically for the North American market.

The truck is officially called the ‘Class 8 fuel-cell electric truck’, and will be based on the existing Hino XL series and powered by Toyota’s own fuel-cell technology. The project is still in the design phase, but the company hopes to have a demonstration version of the vehicle ready to unveil to audiences early next year.