Class 8 Hino XL8 prototype powered by a hydrogen fuel cell electric drivetrain
Class 8 Hino XL8 prototype powered by a hydrogen fuel cell electric drivetrain

Hino Trucks Reveals First Class 8 XL8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Truck Prototype

Less than a year ago, Hino Trucks announced that it was building a Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell electric truck. The company made good on this promise with the reveal of its first Class 8 Hino XL8 prototype powered by a hydrogen fuel cell electric drivetrain, at the 2021 ACT Expo in Long Beach, California. Commercial customers who are interested in learning more about the hydrogen fuel cell electric Hino XL8 will get a chance to see it in person at this year’s ACT Expo in Long Beach, CA from August 31st and September 1st.

“It’s amazing what our team has been able to accomplish in a relative short period of time. I know our customers are going to be extremely impressed with this fuel cell electric truck. We are looking forward to validating the performance, reliability and efficiency of our hydrogen fuel cell electric system in the XL Series chassis,” said Glenn Ellis, Senior Vice President Customer Experience, Hino Trucks.

Class 8 Hino XL8 prototype powered by a hydrogen fuel cell electric drivetrain
Class 8 Hino XL8 prototype powered by a hydrogen fuel cell electric drivetrain

“From our Project Z announcement last October, we have received significant interest from customers, and now we have something tangible to show them in our prototype FCEV” stated Bob Petz, Senior Vice President of Vehicle and Parts Sales, Hino Trucks.

Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group Company, manufactures, sells, and services a lineup of Class 4-8 commercial trucks in the United States. Hino Trucks is the premier heavy & medium duty nameplate in the United States with a product lineup that offers fully connected vehicles with low total cost of ownership, superior fuel economy, unmatched reliability and maneuverability and the most comprehensive bundle of standard features in the market. Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, Hino has a network of over 230 dealers nationwide committed to achieving excellence in provide customers the ultimate ownership experience.
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