Although its will be years before Toyota sells hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the U.S., it is already utilizing the technology.
Last week the automaker activated a 1.1-megawatt hydrogen fuel cell generator at its Torrance campus.
The fuel cell will supply approximately half of the electricity for six headquarters buildings during peak demand, while producing zero emissions, and will shave $130,000 off the automaker’s annual utility bill.
It is designed by Ballard Power Systems and is the largest stationary fuel cell of its kind in operation, Toyota said.
The mini-power plant is fed directly from a pre-existing industrial hydrogen pipeline – the same line that supplies a hydrogen filling station adjacent to the Toyota headquarters.