Toyota and Hino to test fuel cell bus in Tokyo

Toyota-FC-Bus

In the next stage of development for their jointly-developed fuel cell bus, Toyota Motor Corporation and Hino Motors, Ltd. will carry out field tests in Tokyo from July 24 to July 30, hoping to accelerate technological development of the bus with the aim of bringing it to market.

These field tests will help determine the practicality of the fuel cell bus for use in public transport networks, as well as evaluating the efficacy of its external power supply system during widespread power outages caused by natural disasters. The tests will be carried out with the cooperation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Field test schedule
  1. Performance testing
    Test period:  July 24 and July 27―30, 2015
    Test location:  Central Tokyo and Tokyo waterfront area
    No. of vehicles:  1
  2. External power supply system testing
    Test period:  July 25, 2015
    Test location:  Tokyo Metropolitan Research Institute for Environmental Protection
    No. of vehicles:  1
About the FC Bus
Development
The fuel cell bus was developed jointly by Toyota and Hino based on a Hino hybrid non-step bus and is equipped with the Toyota Fuel Cell System developed for the Mirai. The system generates electricity from the chemical reaction between hydrogen stored in the onboard fuel cell system and airborne oxygen. The design of the bus has been optimized for increased power output, and features two fuel cell stacks and motors alongside eight high-pressure hydrogen tanks. Toyota was responsible for development of the Toyota Fuel Cell System, while Hino handled development of the bus body, including the chassis.

 

Main specifications of the fuel cell bus

Vehicle Length / width / height 10,525 / 2,490 / 3,340 mm
Capacity (seated, standing, and driver) 77 (26+50+1)
FC stack Name Toyota FC stack
Type Solid polymer electrolyte
Max output 114 kw × 2 units / 155 ps × 2 units
Motor Type AC synchronous
Max output 110 kw × 2 units / 149.5 ps × 2 units
Maximum torque 335 N-m × 2
High-pressure
hydrogen tank
Type Compressed hydrogen
Maximum filling pressure 70 MPa
Number 8
Tank capacity 480 L
Drive battery Type Nickel-metal hydride
FC bus V2H* system Maximum output / voltage 9.8 Kw / DC300 V

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