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Hydrogen-Powered Trucks Hit the Roads in Fukuoka

To advance decarbonization in the logistics sector, businesses in Fukuoka Prefecture have introduced trucks powered by hydrogen fuel. This marks the first time such commercial vehicles have been deployed in Western Japan.

The trucks were developed by automakers including Toyota, with two local logistics businesses adopting them with partial subsidies from the Fukuoka Prefecture. An inauguration ceremony for the trucks took place at the prefectural office on July 3rd. In his speech, Taisuke Tominaga, president of Fukuoka Transport, which adopted the trucks, stated, “Carbon neutrality is a major challenge for the logistics industry. Having hydrogen trucks will be a powerful tool.”

These trucks, which do not emit carbon dioxide while in operation, are equipped with two hydrogen storage tanks and can travel 260 kilometers on a single refill. Fukuoka Prefecture aims to introduce 10 more trucks within the fiscal year. Source: NHK / Fukuoka Prefecture

Hydrogen-Powered Trucks Hit the Roads in Fukuoka

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Fukuoka Prefecture
Published: Jul 4, 2023 / Last Updated: Jul 4, 2023

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