7-Eleven demonstrates fuel cell light delivery truck

Seven-Eleven is strengthening its efforts to reduce CO2 emissions in delivery.

Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd. has introduced a new ’FC light truck’ and conducted a verification test using an ‘EV delivery vehicle’ compatible with the frozen temperature range.

7-Eleven has introduced environmentally-friendly vehicles such as clean diesel, hybrid vehicles, and EVs into trucks carrying products to stores.

This time, a demonstration experiment using a new vehicle started on 11th August at a distribution centre with a Tochigi hydrogen station in Tochigi prefecture. This new ‘FC light truck’ is a vehicle that can load products in different temperature zones and can be tested for longer cruising distances, aiming to reduce CO2 emissions in the future.

Under the Seven & i Group’s environmental declaration, “Green Challenge 2050”, the company will promote the use of hydrogen as part of its efforts to save energy and reduce CO2.

Toyota Motor Corporation has developed the hydrogen-fueled delivery vehicle ‘FC light truck for the demonstration project. The experiment has been conducted since April 2019.

It also started an electric vehicle initiative using Mitsubishi Fuso’s ‘EV delivery vehicle’  which is equipped with an 80 kWh battery and runs only on a motor as well as Isuzu Motors’ ‘EV delivery vehicle’, the first vehicle in Japan keeping the storage compartment at -20 ° C.

7-Eleven is 70% hold by the Seven & i Group, which has developed the first hydrogen station with a convenience store in Japan. It aims for eco-friendly stores to reduce total electricity consumption and CO2 emissions.

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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