Toyota to make fuel cell trucks for Seven-Eleven Japan

TOKYO — Japanese automaker Toyota Motor will develop fuel cell trucks exclusively for convenience store powerhouse Seven-Eleven Japan, the companies announced Wednesday, aiming to cut carbon emissions by promoting the eco-friendly vehicles.

The hydrogen-powered trucks will ferry goods to Seven-Eleven's stores from its delivery centers. The two companies aim to start jointly testing them in 2019.

Seven-Eleven, a unit of Seven & i Holdings, has about 20,000 convenience stores in Japan, served by some 5,800 delivery trucks. Hybrids and other environmentally friendly vehicles make up about 15% of this fleet, and the company aims to lift that figure to 20% by 2020.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Japan-Update/Toyota-to-make-fuel-cell-trucks-for-Seven-Eleven-Japan

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