Toyota’s heavy-duty fuel cell electric powertrain kit has been granted a Zero Emission Powertrain (ZEP) Executive Order by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), allowing qualified heavy-duty truck manufacturers to be eligible for incentives. The kit includes hydrogen fuel storage tanks, fuel cell stacks, batteries, electric motors and transmission.


Toyota has received a Zero Emission Powertrain (ZEP) Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its new heavy-duty fuel cell electric powertrain, making qualified heavy-duty truck manufacturers eligible for incentives. Truck OEMs using Toyota’s certified powertrain may also be eligible for other available incentives, such as CARB’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), the Clean Truck Fund (CTF), and certain federal incentives.

Toyota’s fuel cell electric powertrains have already been tested in real-world applications such as drayage through a proof-of-concept demonstration at the Port of Los Angeles as part of the Zero-and-Near-Zero Emission Freight Facilities’ “Shore to Store” Project (ZANZEFF). The CARB ZEP-certified powertrain kit is now ready for commercialisation, with production set to begin for customers later this year at the company’s Kentucky manufacturing plant. The newest generation of powertrain reflects key learnings and improvements in energy efficiency, package size, and more from extensive real-world testing and development from the company’s fuel cell development engineering team. Toyota has been researching and developing hydrogen fuel cell technology for nearly 30 years, with a focus on creating a zero-emissions society.