Toyota reveals hydrogen-powered pizza-producing pick-up

Toyota Pie Pro Tundra

The Toyota Pie Pro Tundra features a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain – and a built-in pizza oven

Toyota Pie Pro Tundra, developed in association with Pizza Hut, features built-in automatic pizza oven

Toyota has unveiled a one-off hydrogen fuel cell-powered Tundra pick-up fitted with an automated pizza kitchen at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

The Toyota Pie Pro Tundra has been developed in collaboration with Pizza Hut. It features a regular Tundra SR5 pick-up body, but converted to front-wheel drive and using the electric hydrogen fuel cell powertrain from the Mirai.

As well as driving the truck itself, the fuel cell is also used to provide power to the vehicle’s on-board self-contained pizza kitchen. That unit includes a refrigerator, a TurboChef HHC 1618 high-speed conveyor oven, and two robot arms.

The first robot arm removes the pizza from the fridge and places it in the over, with the other cutting, boxing and delivering the pizza.

Toyota says the on-board kitchen can produce a pizza in between six and seven minutes.

As well as the pizza-making pick-up, Toyota showcased a range of custom Corolla hatchback models at SEMA, along with the Supra Racing Concept car that was revealed at Geneva earlier this year.

Another machine on show is a Toyota Tundra personalised by actor Kevin Costner.

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Source:: Autocar

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