Hexagon Purus to supply components for Toyota class 8 HFC powertrains


By Luke Willetts - 5th July 2024

USA / Norway / Japan – Last month at the Advanced Clean Technology (ACT) Expo in Las Vegas, Hexagon Purus ASA of Ålesund, Norway, announced that the company is set to supply hydrogen storage and battery packs to Toyota Motor North America Inc (TMNA) of Plano, Texas (subsidiary of Japanese automotive manufacturer, Toyota Motor Corporation) for the series production of its heavy-duty fuel cell powertrains. These HFC powertrains will be manufactured at the Toyota facility in Georgetown, Kentucky, a facility dedicated to the production of dual fuel cell modules for use in class 8 heavy-duty trucks. The high-voltage battery packs that are set to be supplied have a 693V max system voltage with a maximum installed capacity of 247 kWh and a typical usable capacity of 218 kWh.

The two companies have worked together on Class 8 fuel cell electric powertrains since 2017, where they initially developed the proof of concept Alpha truck for use in Californian ports.

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