Kenworth announced it will begin production of its Class 8 zero emissions T680 hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), powered by Toyota fuel cell technology. Initial customer deliveries are planned for 2024 with serial production planned in 2025.
Kenworth and Toyota Motor North America collaborated closely on developing the T680 FCEV. Kenworth says that it “integrated Toyota’s latest advancements in hydrogen fuel cell technology into its flagship T680 on-highway truck.” The T680 FCEV has a range of up to 450 miles, depending upon driving conditions.
“The T680 FCEV was engineered to offer one of the longest driving ranges of any zero-emissions trucks on the market,” said Kevin Baney, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president. “With quick refueling, this broadens our zero-emission product offering to include round-the-clock operations in regional haul and demonstrates FCEV potential for long-haul.”
The truck is equipped with Toyota’s 310kW Dual Motor Assembly, capable of providing 415 horsepower continuously at a maximum payload of 82,000 lbs (GCWR), and the Toyota Gen 2 Dual Fuel Cell Module, according to the company.