Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd. has introduced a new “FC light truck” and conducted a verification test using an “EV delivery vehicle”.
Seven-Eleven has introduced environmentally friendly vehicles such as clean diesel, hybrid vehicles and EV’s into some of the trucks that carry products to stores. In addition, based on the Group’s environmental declaration “GREEN CHALLENGE 2050,” the company will promote the use of hydrogen as part of its efforts to further save energy and reduce CO2.
The Demonstration of a hydrogen-fueled delivery vehicle “FC light truck” developed by Toyota Motor Corporation as one of the environment-friendly vehicles has been used in the past. This time the company will be using a new vehicle at a distribution center with a hydrogen station (Tochigi hydrogen station) in Tochigi prefecture. This new “FC light truck” is a vehicle that can carry products in different temperature zones and can be tested for longer cruising distances, aiming to reduce CO2 emissions in the future.The new vehicle is equipped with the a fuel cell unit from Toyota Motor Corporation.
The “MIRAI” fuel cell being used has a mileage of about 260km, a hydrogen storage capacity of about 10kg, and a maximum output of 120kW or more. The generated electricity is also used as the power source for the refrigerating unit.