Toyota supports the world’s first hydrogen-powered boat
Launched in 2017 in the French port of Saint-Malo, Energy Observer is the first autonomous hydrogen vessel that emits no greenhouse gases or fine particles. This electrically propelled vessel of the future operates by using a mix of renewable energies and a system that produces carbon-free hydrogen from seawater.
As hydrogen is at the heart of the Energy Observer project, it gave Toyota Motor Europe a good reason to become a project partner. We are proud to be part of the 6 years journey around the world to test the vessel under different climate conditions.
Toyota has been pioneering hydrogen technology for the last 20 years. In-depth testing has been carried out in demanding conditions to ensure hydrogen can work as a practical fuel alternative. Hydrogen allows for quick refuelling, a significant driving range and a great emission-free driving experience that is helping to power cars, buses, trucks, forklifts – and now of course, boats!