Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has built a model that bundles a fuel cell (FC) system into a compact module and plans to start marketing it in the spring of 2021 or later.
The new module can be conveniently used by industries designing and producing FC goods for a wide range of applications, including mobility such as trucks, buses, trains and ships, as well as stationary generators.
In addition to its attempts to popularize FCEVs, Toyota will continue to enhance its programs as a provider of the FC system to encourage the use of hydrogen through the popularization of FC products along with numerous FC chemical companies with a view to reducing CO2 emissions in order to minimize global warming and lead to achieving carbon neutrality.
Toyota has taken a range of steps to create a hydrogen society, such as selling the “Mirai” FCEV and the “SORA” FCEV bus, selling FC systems to FC product firms, and making royalty-free use of its FCEV-related patent licences. Via this experience, the organization has discovered that many businesses interested with FC products in a number of sectors are searching for FC systems that can be readily tailored to their own products.
To meet these needs, Toyota has therefore developed a product that bundles Toyota Mirai’s second generation FC-related devices with improved performance, such as the FC stack, as well as components that manage air supply, hydrogen supply, cooling and power control, into a single compact module. The new module is available in four versions, the vertical type (Type I) and the horizontal type (Type II), with a rated output of either 60 kW or 80 kW.