Hino Motors has unveiled Project Z, the company’s development path to zero-emissions commercial vehicles. In a live virtual event broadcast on Facebook and YouTube, Hino introduced a line-up of zero-emissions trucks ranging from Class 4 to Class 8, as well as its partners in advanced electric drive systems.
The ZEV products included a Class 5 Hino M5 chassis equipped with an Sea Electric Sea-Drive 120a, a Class 8 XL8 box truck powered by XOs Trucks’ X-Pack battery and electric drive system, and a Class 7 4x2 XL7 tractor powered by Hexagon Purus’ full electric drive system.
Hino Trucks' Project Z will consist of demonstration vehicles in the first half of 2021, customer demonstrations in 2022, and production prior to 2024, and the project doesn't end there. Over the coming months, Hino Trucks said it will unveil more granular details about the technologies and vehicles to come out of Project Z.
The full video steam can be accessed here.