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Revolutionising Automotive Efficiency: The Hilux Project Unveiled


In a world where sustainability is paramount, the automotive industry is continually seeking innovative solutions to reduce emissions and enhance energy efficiency. Toyota, a pioneer in sustainable mobility, has embarked on an ambitious endeavour The Hilux Project.

At the heart of the Hilux Project lies a groundbreaking concept: integrating solid-state semiconductor thermoelectric generator (TEG) units into the exhaust system of vehicles. This innovative approach aims to harness waste heat from the vehicle's exhaust and convert it into usable electrical energy, thereby improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

Toyota's collaboration with European Thermodynamics Limited and other industry leaders underscores the collective commitment to shaping the future of mobility. By leveraging expertise in thermal management solutions and sustainable technology, this consortium aims to revolutionise the automotive landscape.

The unveiling of the prototype hydrogen fuel cell-powered Toyota Hilux pickup represents a significant milestone in this journey towards zero-carbon emissions. Powered by hydrogen fuel cells, the Hilux prototype showcases the potential of clean energy in driving sustainable transportation.

Funded by the UK Government's Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), the Hilux Project aligns with the global trend towards sustainable transportation and underscores Toyota's commitment to innovation and environmental stewardship.

As the project progresses, key deliverables include the validation of TEGs in harsh off-road environments, improvement in production processes to ensure supply chain security, and the establishment of a UK supply chain through partnerships with local suppliers.

The Hilux Project not only aims to deliver tangible results but also seeks to increase brand awareness and establish leadership within the automotive industry. By showcasing the potential of sustainable technology and collaborative innovation, Toyota is driving toward a future where efficiency and sustainability go hand in hand.

Stay tuned as we delve deeper into the groundbreaking developments and achievements of the Hilux Project, as we journey towards a greener, more sustainable future in mobility.

European Thermodynamics Limited (ETL)

Here at European Thermodynamics Limited (ETL) are working on projects that help the UK towards a net zero future: Hilux FC Project.

The Hilux FC project is part of a £73 million investment for green collaborative research and development which brings together a consortium of industry leaders in which we will assist in developing a hydrogen fuel-cell Hilux in the UK.