VDL will build hydrogen trucks for Toyota. The Eindhoven group has previously received an order for five trucks.
Peter Scholtes (ED)
May 12, 2023
VDL Special Vehicles in Eindhoven manufactures trucks based on purchased DAF trucks without engine block and gearbox. They will have a VDL electric train and fuel cells from Toyota.
Toyota Motor Europe wants to enter the market for hydrogen trucks in partnership with VDL. The trucks are used by Toyota for its transportation of vehicles, equipment and service parts within Europe. With this, the group wants to reduce its CO2 emissions. It wants to be CO2 neutral by 2040, it reports Eindhovens Dagblad.
‘VDL expects to deliver five hydrogen trucks to Toyota before the end of 2023’
The development of the European hydrogen ecosystem
Fuel cells generate electricity from hydrogen. Toyota sees hydrogen fuel cell trucks playing a key role in the growth of Europe’s hydrogen ecosystem.
VDL expects to deliver five hydrogen trucks to Toyota before the end of 2023. VDL Special Vehicles sees the innovative project as an impetus for the expansion of its activities in the field of hydrogen power plants.