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Toyota to Start Building Truck Fuel Cell Modules in Ky. Camry Plant in 2023

August 25, 2021

Toyota Motor North America says it will begin in 2023 to manufacture large “integrated dual fuel cell modules” that will be used to power Class 8 semitractors from a new manufacturing line at its giant light-vehicle assembly plant in Georgetown, Ky. — the same plant that builds the Toyota Camry and the Lexus ES 350.

The fuel cell modules are “designed to fit in essentially the same space” as a similar heavy-duty diesel engine in Class 8 semis, a company spokesman said. The 1,400-pound modules would have the ability to tow roughly 40 tons of cargo up to 300 miles “all while demonstrating exceptional drivability, quiet operation and zero harmful emissions,” David Rosier, Toyota Kentucky powertrain head, said in a statement.

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