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Wed Dec 26, 2018, 03:31 PM

Toyota's Project Portal Hydrogen Semi-Truck opens the door to the hydrogen economy



cH2ange | 12/20/18

How do drivers like the hydrogen trucks developed for Project Portal?

Similar to its light-duty counterpart, the Mirai, the Alpha truck received a very warm welcome from drivers, even though it is just a prototype. It offers a substantially enhanced driving experience over a typical Class 8 truck, primarily due to substantially reduced vibration and handling. Since there is no sixteen-gear transmission, drivers no longer feel any grinding while trying to find the right gear and maximize torque. By delivering power and linear torque straight to the wheels, it gives the vehicle both a very powerful feeling and also a very smooth ride. Our drivers say it’s a relaxing experience compared to driving a normal diesel truck, just like driving a car down the road.

We clearly see the enhanced acceleration in the YouTube video released by The Wheel Network. How does the performance of hydrogen trucks compare to standard diesel trucks?

We designed the truck to mirror the specifications of a standard diesel truck very closely, notably by offering the same horsepower and torque. The main difference lies in how that torque is delivered and the way the driver experiences the truck’s horsepower: fewer noise and vibrations. You can see in the video how smooth and quick the acceleration is, because drivers are not struggling to find gears to deliver the torque.

Can you walk us through a typical day in the life of a Project Portal truck?

The truck usually starts off the morning with a quick charge (15 to 20min) — although it offers enough range that we do not have to charge up every day — before picking up cargo either at our operations in the port or our facilities in Long Beach and delivering to our locations in or around Los Angeles, or as far as Ontario, California, about sixty miles outside of Los Angeles. As is standard for this type of truck, it usually transports two or three loads a day, consisting mainly in vehicle parts coming from Japan. In the future, we may use it to transport vehicles.

How do battery electric and hydrogen stack up in the heavy vehicle market?

It’s hard to see how a battery electric truck would be practical in this market, mainly for two reasons. Batteries tack on about 10,000 pounds of extra weight, which cuts down on a truck’s ability to haul a full load and leads to a significantly lower utilization rate. That is a huge disadvantage in a business where total cost of ownership and the ability to move goods at the lowest cost per pound are the name of the game...more: https://medium.com/@cH2ange/project-portal-opens-the-door-to-the-hydrogen-economy-fd99e6fd3cb2



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Response to Aquila (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 03:35 PM

1. Do you have stock in Hydrogen power companies?

Isn't it energy intensive to make hydrogen or separate it from water?

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 04:06 PM

2. Do you routinely ask whether DI posters own stock?

--------------"Isn't it energy intensive to make hydrogen or separate it from water?"-------------

It's almost 2019, and, while the US GOV was looting the treasury and borrowing money from China to bomb wedding parties and chase a bunch of "rebels" around sand dunes 8,000 miles away, other countries have mass produced solar panels and wind turbines and dropped the prices by ~80%.

The result is too much renewable energy.

Scottish wind farm paid £96m to switch off
https://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/scottish-wind-farm-paid-96m-to-switch-off-1-4846602

California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it
https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-fi-electricity-solar/

The solution? Power 2 gas.

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Response to Aquila (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 04:20 PM

3. I ask because you shill for them, so much

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 07:51 PM

4. SHILL:

----"A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps or gives credibility to a person or organization without disclosing that they have a close relationship with the person or organization."---

People aren't supposed to promote things they think are good anymore?

Hydrogen = green energy independence on a national, state and local level plus millions and millions of jobs.

Damn right I'll post about it. One day, those who still have intact brain matter, will remember these posts and they won't be able to say they never heard about it.

And I'll laugh my ass off when it becomes clear to the average asleep American that while they were playing "Righty" vs. "Lefty" China and Korea came to dominate an entire new industry.

70 years or so ago, Americans decided to build an interstate highway system. Very impressive what they did. Then they went to the moon. Today's Americans watched 30 years of warmongering and a selloff of jobs to China. And did NOTHING. Zero. Zip. Aren't you proud. You're living in a bankrupt nation.

You might get it one day, or maybe not. Who cares. I certainly don't.

I'd look at your post history to try to figure out what you're all about but I'd rather clean out my closets. Or post hydrogen news.

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Response to Aquila (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 12:35 AM

5. How is your hydrogen car doing, Aquila?

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Response to oflguy (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 12:27 PM

6. .



Seriously- WTF is wrong with you?

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Response to Aquila (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 03:12 PM

7. hahahah

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Response to Aquila (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 07:24 AM

8. Why would you think something is wrong with me?

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