French start-up Hyliko to integrate Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell technology in heavy-duty trucks for zero-emission fleet.
Hyliko, a French start-up, is partnering with Toyota to integrate its 2nd generation hydrogen fuel cell modules into heavy-duty trucks, offering a zero-emission fleet. The partnership marks another expansion of Toyota’s portfolio of collaborations, providing its fuel cell technology for diverse sectors such as trains, buses, generators and marine applications.
Toyota is looking to expand its fuel cell business into the wider commercial vehicle sector, particularly trucks, which are responsible for 77% of all freight transported on European roads. Commercial trucks demand larger volumes of hydrogen and fast refuelling, which makes them ideal for developing sustainable infrastructures. The partnership with Hyliko is a step towards TME’s vision for hydrogen ecosystems in Europe, stimulating both supply and demand to expand into viable business models.
Hyliko will offer two models of fuel cell trucks, equipped with two Toyota fuel cell modules. As part of its truck leasing offering, the start-up plans to introduce its own green hydrogen infrastructure, including fuel production, storage and distribution. With hydrogen energy being a key pillar of Europe’s energy strategy, TME is prioritizing the expansion of different types of fuel cell applications within hydrogen ecosystems to support their growth.