After years of testing Toyota the 2nd largest group finally come with another alternative to natural fuel, As the world shifting toward electric vehicles because of pollution in environment so does Toyota, I was write before that Toyota is not showing so much interest in electric technology this was the reason, and now Toyota has better alternative for the world. In the beginning Toyota will start test of three “Mirai” Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles over 12 week period and these will be first of their kind those will be driven in real world conditions. For completing these trial Toyota has partnered up with Hobson Bay council Melbourne where the tests and trials will be conducted.
Hobsons Bay council;
We are proud to Trial Toyota Australia’s new hydrogen fuel cell powered cars as a part of council’s operations fleet for three months. Using these vehicles is all about reducing our greenhouse gas emissions to meet our community’s environmental goals.
Trials of these hydrogen powered vehicles will run on the period of next three years;
“It’s an exciting first step to not only build great awareness about this new technology and the Mirai FCEV, but it’s also step towards a cleaner, greener future, said the Toyota Australia manager Matt Macleod.”
“We know that it’s only a matter of time before CO2 regulations arrive in Australia, and that’s why there is such a huge focus on Zero emission vehicles like Mirai. This trial is step in the right direction and that’s why we’re excited to partner with Hobson’s Bay city council to see these Mirai used in a number of real world applications,” he further said. It’s a great opportunity to highlight the fact that these cars drive just like any other vehicle, except they don’t make the engine noise and emit nothing but water vapor. For everyday Australians, the Mirai is not available for sale yet in Australia – “Mainly because there isn’t existing hydrogen refueling infrastructure to support it,” Says Macleod.
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But Hydrogen Mobility Australia CEO Claire Johnson says the Toyota trials will help to drive the start of a hydrogen industry here which has the potential to add 1.7$ billion to the economy. “Hydrogen Mobility is being recognized by Governments around the world to meet their environmental and economic goals, He further said; “in Australia, we are working with governments at all levels to accelerate the introduction of hydrogen transport with positive progress to date, however public-private partnerships will be essential for the long-term success of this important sector.”
For the Hobson’s Bay council, the trial forms part of its 2030 community vision, which focuses on sustainable practices, and will assist the council in achieving its goal of zero net emissions for operations by 2020. This is such an exciting opportunity to partner with our friends at Toyota and experience their emerging technologies,” said Hobson’s Bay Mayor Angela Altair. “We are proud to take a leadership role in supporting low emissions vehicles and the development of new and innovative technologies that address climate change.” Melbourne will also be the testing ground for trial for hydrogen fuel cell forklifts at the Altona plant, the first of its kind to be conducted outside of Japan.
In addition to being completely free of co2 emissions, the forklifts and the Toyota Mirais present and opportunity to use sustainable hydrogen generation processes using nothing but sun, wind and water – not only further reducing co2 emissions but also saving money.“There is a high potential for energy cost savings,” said Toytoa’s general Manager of corporate compliance and project development, Bob walmsley.
The forklifts are also easier to use, he says. “With conventional forkflift special care is needed when charging and maintaining the battery, whereas a FC forklift is considered simpler when it comes to refueling and scheduled maintenance.”Toyota has its eyes set on Becoming the leader in FCEV technology in Australia, having been instrumental in setting up the industry association Hydrogen Mobility Australia with Hyundai in 2017.