Revealed today (July 8), Isuzu Motors, DENSO, Toyota Motor Corporation, HINO Motors, and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT), have started planning and foundational research on hydrogen engines for heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

The companies hope to further utilise internal combustion engines (ICE) by offering another option to customers which can help achieve carbon neutrality in the mobility sector.

H2 View understands the firms will utilise the technologies and know-how each has accumulated to study the potential of hydrogen engines to clean up heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

Toyota announced in 2021, it planned to release a hydrogen-powered Corolla with a hydrogen ICE, unlike the company’s current hydrogen vehicle, the Mirai which relies upon a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain.

Read more: Toyota to launch hydrogen-powered Corolla and Prius in 2023

The hydrogen-powered Corolla has participated in the five hour Super Taikyu Series since May 2021, providing the chance to show that hydrogen-powered car racing could be a thing of the future.

Read more: Toyota uses hydrogen-powered Corolla at Super Taikyu Series 2021

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