Honda and Isuzu’s Giga Fuel Cell truck on open road in Japan

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Honda and Isuzu’s Giga Fuel Cell truck on open road in Japan

Presented a few months ago at the Japan Mobility Show, the Giga Fuel Cell truck designed jointly by the two Japanese manufacturers will be undergoing tests until September 2024.

As stated in a press release published shortly before Christmas, the Giga Fuel Cell truck has been on the road since December and will be racking up kilometres on open roads. The aim is to collect data and identify any technical problems. The tests will be carried out by Honda and Isuzu’s logistics subsidiaries, which will be able to transport goods and check that refuelling stations are working properly. These trials will take place in the Kanto region.

The 25-tonne truck is equipped with 4 Honda fuel cells, of 103 kW each, and 56 kg of hydrogen stored at 700 bar. It has a range of 800 km.

The target date for the introduction of the Giga Fuel Cell truck is 2027. In Japan, Toyota is also working on this type of vehicle with Hino Motors and Isuzu (as part of the CJPT). Tests are under way with private companies such as beer manufacturer Asahi.

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King 

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After an unusual career (3 years in the French army followed by a 3-year degree in Applied Foreign Languages), it was my passion for environmental issues that finally caught up with me and led me to join Seiya Consulting and H2 Today in June 2022. First as an end-of-study internship, then as Marketing & Communication Manager and translator at Hydrogen Today.

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