Toyota made a big splash when it announced the relocation of its US headquarters from Southern California to Texas, and it seems the company’s latest move will bring more good press.
Toyota installed a hydrogen fuel cell power station at its sales headquarters in Torrance, California. The 1.11-megawatt fuel cell will generate enough electricity to power the company’s six buildings on site during peak summer consumption. In terms of comparable numbers, it produces enough power to supply electricity to 765 average US homes and is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1,500 tons during peak usage.
Toyota maintains that the system is safe and can be turned on and off quickly to meet demand. Expect to see similar technology underpinning Toyota's fuel cell cars over the next few years.