The two Japanese manufacturers, Toyota and Honda, will test in the coming weeks a nomadic electric generator called "Moving e" on board a hydrogen bus designed to provide electricity anywhere and anytime.
Toyota Motor Corporation and Honda R&D Co have designed and will now test a nomadic electric generator called "Moving e". Composed of a fuel cell bus capable of carrying a large quantity of hydrogen, nomadic power generation devices and portable batteries. This system must be able to provide electricity anytime and anywhere.
When the electricity grid is damaged by a natural disaster, local populations are suddenly deprived of energy. To remedy this, the two manufacturers have united their technologies by creating a mobile electric generator, which they will begin validation tests. Thanks to its mobility, the "Moving e" is intended to be versatile and can be used both in an emergency and in normal times to supply a particular event (concert, festival, fair, market, etc.), for example. These tests should allow the two companies to verify the real energy needs of the populations and the ease of use of this equipment.
Loaded with all this equipment, the "Moving e" bus generator will be driven to different locations where it will supply electricity. Concretely, nomadic generators and portable batteries will draw energy from the hydrogen bus, then supply various electrical devices.
Details of pilot tests