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UPS Launches World’s First Hydrogen Delivery Truck

“An essential step” to see if fuel-cells can work “on a commercial scale.”

by on May.02, 2017

One of the two new hydrogen-powered trucks UPS plans to begin operating in California.

UPS is putting two hydrogen-powered delivery vans on the road, the latest sign that fuel-cell technology is moving out of the lab and onto the road.

The two Class 6 vans – developed, in part, as part of a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy – will be joined by 15 other hydrogen-powered vans by the end of 2018. UPS has been tinkering with fuel-cell technology for more than a decade as part of a broader push into energy alternatives that could reduce both the emissions and fuel costs for its vast fleet of delivery vehicles.

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“We have a long history of developing and promoting the use of more sustainable alternative fuels with our Rolling Laboratory, and hope that by bringing our unique expertise to the development of hydrogen fuels, we can help advance the technology” said Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice president global engineering and sustainability.”

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Toyota Project Portal Would Replace LA Port Diesels with Clean Hydrogen Trucks

Fuel-cell system would replace diesels at busy, smoggy L.A. ports.

by on Apr.19, 2017

Toyota will begin a study this summer that could see hydrogen-powered trucks go into operation at two key Los Angeles ports.

While Tinseltown’s air quality has improved dramatically over the last few decades, there are still some problem spots, especially near the bustling Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach where long lines of diesel trucks queue up to drop off or pick up their loads of cargo.

State and local regulators have struggled to clear the air along the 710 freeway that links the ports but, so far, with only limited success. Now, Toyota hopes to offer an even more dramatic solution through what it is calling “Project Portal.”

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The maker late last year hinted that it had begun working on a project that would use its fuel-cell technology in a heavy-duty truck. On Wednesday, it revealed that the first possible application could see hydrogen-powered semis replace diesel models at the two Los Angeles-area ports. A proof-of-concept study will begin over the summer.

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