The Port of Los Angeles has teamed up with Toyota, the California Air Resource Board (CARB), Shell and Kenworth to build the next-generation of zero-emission trucking.
At an event at the port on April 22, 2019, attended by government officials and industry leaders, Toyota and Kenworth unveiled the first of their jointly developed fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks.
According to a statement, the new fleet will expand on the capabilities of Toyota’s first two Project Portal Proof-of-Concept trucks through enhanced capability, packaging and performance.
The Kenworth-Toyota Fuel Cell Electric Truck (FCET) is the first of 10 zero-emissions T680 test mules which will haul cargo at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, throughout the L.A. Basin: https://t.co/1Mxi3kVigq #Kenworth #Toyota #T680 #ZeroEmissions pic.twitter.com/vUCCSg80pC
— Kenworth Truck Co. (@KenworthTruckCo) April 23, 2019
To do so, it will offer an estimated range of more than 300 miles per fill, twice that of a typical drayage truck’s average daily duty cycle.
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Toyota and Kenworth will deploy 10 trucks as part of the Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities Project (ZANZEFF) to transport cargo received at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The unveiling is part of a wider initiative by the Port of Los Angeles to pioneer an eco-friendly ‘ship-to-shore’ framework, powered by fuel-cell electric technology, the objective of which is to reduce emissions by 500 tons of Greenhouse Gas and 0.72 weighted tons of NOx, ROG and PM10.
As well as the new fleet of trucks, the project will also include two new large capacity heavy-duty hydrogen fuelling stations, to be developed by Shell, and expanded use of zero-emissions technology in cargo terminal and warehouse environments.