Toyota clarifies its hydrogen strategy

Toyota outlines hydrogen strategy

Toyota clarifies its hydrogen strategy. The Japanese manufacturer, which has made a number of announcements in the field of technology – and in particular on the battery (with a potential range of 1,000 km) – is not abandoning hydrogen for all that.

The world’s number one carmaker is pursuing its multi-energy approach. At this stage, it is clear that the focus is on the automotive battery, with hydrogen being reallocated to commercial vehicles. Toyota, which is relying on the battery of the Mirai, has revealed receiving orders for 100,000 units by 2030. This is for commercial vehicles mainly.

Through an organisation called Hydrogen Factory, the manufacturer aims to develop the technology and sales in Europe, the United States and China. Toyota is also talking about alliances to attend its customers better. For the next generation of fuel cells, expected in 2026, the aim is to reduce costs by 37%. If a group order is placed – Toyota mentioned about 200,000 fuel cells – the reduction could be as much as 50%. As for autonomy, it will be increased by 20%.

The Japanese giant duly notes that the price of hydrogen is too high. Besides, Toyota thinks that more work is needed on production, transport and distribution.

Toyota is not giving up on its desire to compete in the 24H Le Mans with a hydrogen car. However, the Japanese manufacturer will not be able to impose this type of energy on its own. It is thus opening up to partners.

Do you want to find out more about Toyota ‘s hydrogen strategy? Our latest article should interest you. You can read it here.

Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King 

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Logan King

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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