Evocargo, RTA to trial autonomous hydrogen vehicles; Toyota Kentucky announces investment

Evocargo’s all-electric/hydrogen autonomous vehicles bring innovation and cutting-edge services in cargo transportation.

Evocargo announces a cooperation agreement with Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) to showcase and initiate trials of autonomous logistics via its autonomous all-electric Hydrogen vehicles.

Mr Andrei Bolshakov, Founder of Evocargo International Holdings Ltd, said, “We have ambitious targets to create awareness of smart logistics service provided by full-size unmanned vehicles EVO.3 (N3 class) and EVO.1 (N1 class), which significantly impacts the logistics industry.”

The two parties will be showcasing Evocargo’s autonomous vehicle during the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport and announce their cooperation and intention to explore future testing of Autonomous Logistics in Dubai on 27th October 2021.

Mr Ahmed Hashem Bahrozyan, CEO of Public Transport Agency, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), commented, “We are delighted to bring the self-driving technology to our customers and public at large as this will improve our services, and help us achieve our goal to have 25% of all transportation trips in Dubai is through smart and driverless modes.”

Evocargo expressed its interest in cooperation with RTA in exploring opportunities to showcase the self-produced unmanned electric logistics platforms EVO.1 (3.5 tons full weight) and EVO.3 (44 tons full weight) and offer Evocargo’s end-to-end robotization logistics service that can decrease transportation costs by up to 60%.

In another development, Toyota Kentucky (TMMK) has announced a $461 million investment to help modernise the facility, increase production flexibility, and support carbon neutrality. The new investment will expand TMMK’s ability to produce new products, including future electrification. Expanding TMMK’s powertrain capabilities and product mix supports Toyota growing North America manufacturing footprint. The most recent electrification milestone announced TMMK’s powertrain plant as the site for assembling fuel cell modules in hydrogen-powered, heavy-duty commercial trucks starting in 2023.

Shahkar Ali

Shahkar is the regional representative for Asia covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact him directly via email or follow him on social media.
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