Isuzu and Hino work together on hydrogen buses.  For Japan

Isuzu and Hino work together on hydrogen buses. For Japan

In 2024, the Isuzu and Hino brands of the Toyota Group will begin joint production of hydrogen fuel cell buses (FCEV) for the Japanese market.

Currently, Toyota offers the 10.5-meter Sora bus for Japan with the capacity to accommodate about 80 people. In addition, in Europe, the concern cooperates with the Caetano brand, offering a 12-meter bus

In two years

Toyota’s Hino brand, a bus and car manufacturer in Japan

Light Bulbs, along with the Isuzu brand, will begin production of low-floor battery electric buses (BEV) in 2024. The vehicles will be built at J-Bus joint venture plants, intended for the Japanese market.

Isuzu and Hino have been collaborating in the bus industry since 2002, constantly adapting their offering to the needs and demands of bus operators in Japan. As the partners emphasize, the transportation industry’s ongoing climate neutrality efforts are increasing the demand for zero-emission city buses, and Hino and Isuzu are ready to respond to this demand.

the new generation

Toyota is also starting development work with Hino and Isuzu on a new generation of electric hydrogen drive (FCEV) city buses. These vehicles will be built on the new BEV low-floor bus platform and will be powered by hydrogen fuel cells, developed from the Toyota Mirai sedan. Sharing common features between electric vehicles with batteries and hydrogen will significantly reduce costs, while the use of new generation fuel cells, together with the experience of Toyota and Hino in the production of hydrogen buses, will allow more durable vehicles of high quality. up.

Toyota Sora, a fuel cell electric city bus, went on sale in Japan in March 2018. The vehicle received an electric drive and fuel cells from the first generation Toyota Mirai, which debuted in late 2014. Fuel cell drives the fuel produces no CO2 or exhaust fumes, and is quiet and produces little vibration. Sora buses have been bought in bulk by the Tokyo authorities. They are not only used for daily passenger transport, but are also integrated into the emergency response system as mobile power sources. One such car can produce a maximum of 235 kWh of energy.


Other articles are available only with a TRANSINFO.PL subscription. Don’t have access? Find out about our subscription and choose the right one for you. From PLN 9 per year!
Do you have a company purchased account? Sign up!
Remember that all our advertisers have free access!