Back in the April, Toyota unveiled its zero-emission Project Portal, the ...
Back in the April, Toyota unveiled its zero-emission Project Portal, the semi-truck powered purely by the hydrogen and set to be part of the feasibility study this summer.
Beyond having the obvious advantage of not emitting anything other than the water, Toyota’s fuel-cell truck has another key advantage over the traditional diesel-powered trucks: as this video shows, it is significantly quicker off the line.
Now you may be asking yourself, so what if the fuel cell truck is faster than the diesel one? After all, these vehicles aren’t about the straight-line performance, right?
Well, while that may be true, and it also demonstrates that been green doesn’t come with any compromises in performance – and quite the opposite, in fact.
The electric motors of the Toyota’s Project Portal deliver maximum torque from a moment a throttle is depressed and, unlike the diesel trucks which can often have 18 gears, the Toyota has only one, and allowing for smooth and seamless acceleration.
What is more, it is also significantly quieter than the diesel alternative, and simply humming along as it picks up speed.
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