North American wing of Toyota Motors has outlined plans of partnering with the Port of Los Angeles, Kenworth and Shell in order to launch a zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell freight project under which it will supply powertrains and provide operational support.

The grant application of the project states that it will provide "direct localized emission reductions in designated disadvantaged communities" in the Los Angeles area

Paccar Inc. of Bellevue, Wash., which owns Toyota as well as Kenworth, is expected to develop 10 zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell trucks, Toyota stated in an official release. Toyota spokesman Brian Lyons, who spoke to Automotive News said that Toyota will provide fuel cell stacks and tanks, batteries and the electric motors that will be used in Kenworth’s Class 8 trucks.

On Friday, the port of Los Angeles that the California Air Resource Board had awarded it a preliminary award of $41 million for the project, which aims at reducing the emissions by 465 metric tons of greenhouse gases.

Paccar Inc. of Bellevue, Wash., which owns Toyota as well as Kenworth, is expected to develop 10 zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell trucks, Toyota stated in an official release

The grant application of the project states that it will provide “direct localized emission reductions in designated disadvantaged communities” in the Los Angeles area.

The application also suggests that Toyota Logistics Services would operate zero-emission forklifts and oversee Toyota Transport, which will operate the hydrogen fuel cell trucks. The final phase of the company works towards the use of zero-emission technology in off-road and warehouse equipment.