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Isuzu and Honda to Develop Fuel Cell-Powered Heavy-Duty Truck

Isuzu Motors and Honda Motor have signed a partnership settlement to develop a gas cell-powered heavy-duty truck set for launch in 2027. Under this settlement, Honda will develop and provide the gas cell system for Isuzu’s forthcoming truck.

The two firms have collectively developed a prototype gas cell truck that has been licensed to be used on public roads in Japan. Isuzu and Honda share a imaginative and prescient for a carbon-neutral society and see gas cell expertise, which makes use of hydrogen as gas and emits no CO2, as a big step towards reaching carbon neutrality for heavy-duty vans. These automobiles require options to deal with their substantial load capability, long-term use, long-distance driving, and fast refueling wants.

Since their settlement in January 2020 to collectively analysis heavy-duty vans powered by gas cells, Isuzu and Honda have been creating the mandatory foundational applied sciences. These embody guaranteeing the compatibility of gas cells with heavy-duty vans and the event of car management applied sciences. The firms anticipate beginning public highway demonstration testing of a prototype truck earlier than the top of the present fiscal 12 months (ending March 31, 2024).


Leveraging the expertise and information gained via their joint analysis, Isuzu and Honda will proceed to progress within the improvement of merchandise that meet the efficiency necessities for heavy-duty vans and fulfill buyer wants.

In future, each firms will use their respective strengths to speed up the event of fresh, low-noise, low-vibration gas cell-powered heavy-duty vans. This collaboration goals to drive a shift towards clear vitality use throughout the business, together with logistics companies, via extra proactive use of hydrogen vitality. In doing so, Isuzu and Honda are striving to realize their shared aim of realizing a carbon-neutral society.