Yamaha and Toyota Cooperate to Develop Hydrogen Engine


Two big Japanese brands, Yamaha and Toyota, have collaborated again in the project to develop a 5.0-liter V8 engine for cars that use only hydrogen. This is the result of continued collaboration after the two had developed the engine together for the Lexus LFA supercar.

According to Rideapart, Tuesday, September 13, 2022, Toyota itself is currently serious about collaborating with other automotive companies to increase the variety of fuel choices in internal combustion engines.

Meanwhile, President of Yamaha Motor, Yoshihiro Hidaka welcomed the collaboration with Toyota to develop hydrogen engines. Because, according to him, technology related to hydrogen is currently developing rapidly.

“We are working to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. At the same time, ‘Motor’ is in our company name and therefore we have a strong desire to keep our commitment to internal combustion engines,” said Hidaka.

It is known, last November 2021, key stakeholders in the car and motorcycle companies announced the results of their joint research on a potential strategy to expand the range of fuel sources for internal combustion engines in order to achieve carbon neutrality.

Those involved were Yamaha, Mazda, Toyota, Subaru, and Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Along with the announcement, the public was also introduced to the V8 hydrogen engine that is being developed by Yamaha and Toyota.

While in the two-wheeled world, Yamaha has also collaborated with Kawasaki to develop a hydrogen powertrain. Although there are no further details regarding the collaboration, both of them have expressed their seriousness to support efforts to go green and adopt a more sustainable manufacturing process.

In addition, Yamaha and Kawasaki are also reported to have invested heavily in research and development around alternative fuels, such as hydrogen and electric vehicles.

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