Amman, August 2019: Underlining its deep commitment to sustainability, Toyota Motor Corporation is playing a key role in realizing the objectives of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 by supporting a new hydrogen fueling station pilot project in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Aramco; Saudi Arabia’s integrated energy and chemicals company; and Air Products; an international supplier of industrial gases serving energy, environment and emerging markets - have recently inaugurated the pilot project at Air Products’ new Dhahran Techno Valley Science Park. The facility will fuel an initial fleet of six Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) that utilize hydrogen and oxygen to generate electricity onboard the vehicle using a fuel cell, where only water vapor is emitted in the process. The vehicle has a driving range of 500km and can be fueled in approximately three minutes, as opposed to one hour of charging for traditional battery electric vehicles.
The Toyota Mirai’s impressive capabilities highlight the huge potential of hydrogen-fueled vehicles to contribute to a clean, secure and affordable energy future - as envisioned in the goals of the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050, which comprises a set of long-term sustainability targets that aim to reduce CO2 emissions from Toyota vehicles and plants.
“We are proud to support the objectives of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and contribute to the creation of a hydrogen-based society through the Toyota Mirai’s role in this exciting project,” commented Yugo Miyamoto, Chief Representative of Middle East and Central Asia Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation. “Toyota has a long history of developing environmentally friendly vehicles, and we believe hydrogen is particularly promising as an alternative fuel since it can be produced using a wide variety of naturally occurring energy sources. I’d like to extend my gratitude to our loyal customers for their continuous encouragement, which inspires us to reach new heights of innovation in our endeavors to contribute to a more sustainable tomorrow.”