Isuzu and Honda have recently launched a new prototype of fuel cell truck, namely the Giga Fuel Cell. The vehicle was presented at the latest Japan Mobility Show, at the end of 2023. Now, the truck is starting tests on public roads in Japan. According to the official release, through this demonstration testing, scheduled to run through September 2024, the two companies will continue making progress in collecting data, amassing knowledge and identifying technical issues in preparation for a 2027 market introduction.

Isuzu and Honda join forces on fuel cell truck development

Since the signing of an agreement in January 2020 to conduct joint research on FC-powered heavy-duty trucks, Isuzu and Honda have been working on the verification of the compatibility of the FC system and heavy-duty trucks and the establishment of a foundation for basic technologies such as vehicle control technologies. The two companies are planning to introduce the production model to market in 2027 by fully leveraging the technology, experience and knowledge gained through the joint research.

The tests on public roads will ben carried out in the Kanto area, in Japan, namely within the prefectures of Tochigi, Saitama, Tokyo and Kanagawa.


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