Toyota, Isuzu, Hino and CJPT launched hydrogen vans in 2023

Toyota, Isuzu, Hino and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) will jointly develop a mid-size electric hydrogen-powered delivery van (FCEV) and put it on sale.

The new model will increase the availability of emission-free cars and make it easier for shops, transport companies and other businesses to become climate neutral. Toyota is consistently developing all types of electrified powertrains and expanding its range of full hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery electric and hydrogen vehicles to provide customers with low-emission and zero-emission vehicles tailored to their needs and the state of infrastructure in every region of the world.

Medium-sized vans are often used to supply supermarkets and local shops, which are essential parts of the urban ecosystem and serve people in their daily lives. To be successful in these tasks, they must travel long distances, work continuously for many hours and complete many courses a day. In addition, many vans are equipped with cooling systems that draw energy from the car’s propulsion. To meet these requirements, refueling commercial vehicles should be short and sufficient for hundreds of kilometers. Hydrogen is a fuel with high energy density, therefore the emission-free fuel cell drive is a practical solution, adapted to intensive work in transport.

Isuzu and Hino will contribute many years of experience in the construction of trucks to the design of the new emission-free delivery vehicle, while Toyota – technologies of electrification of drives and hydrogen fuel cells. CJPT will be responsible for product planning to meet market needs. The new model will be introduced to the market in early 2023 and will be used, among others in the Toyota, Isuzu, Hino and CJPT hydrogen projects in Tokyo and Fukushima Prefecture.