Toyota Develops Fuel Cell Modules It Will Sell To Other Manufacturers

Toyota has developed a fuel cell module that it will offer later this year as an alternative to electrified powertrains automakers are pursuing to reduce carbon emissions. The Japanese automaker recently introduced a modified version of its Mirai fuel cell car, and has been a persistent advocate of the technology, even as it remains a small portion of the light vehicle market. The new fuel cell module will be compatible with a variety of transportation modes, including trucks, buses, trains and ships, as well as stationary generators. Toyota introduced the Mirai in 2014 and sales have been modest outside of Japan. Honda also has a hydrogen fuel cell car called Clarity. The Hyundai Nexo also competes in the niche segment. Toyota will begin selling the module to other companies as early as this spring, but did not reveal its price or sales expectations. Read more here.