Toyota Hilux / Land Cruiser: new fuel with regenerative diesel

Toyota wants to make its diesel fleet even more environmentally friendly. From the beginning of 2023, the Hilux and Land Cruiser models should be able to run on the regenerative, synthetic fuel HVO 100. Lighter commercial vehicles made by the Japanese can already be refueled with the new diesel fuel.


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HVO 100 fuel is a hydrogenated vegetable oil that has a higher cetane number (describes the ignitability of diesel engines) and a lower sulfur and aromatics content than standard diesel. The fuel is usually obtained from waste and residues such as used cooking oil.

HVO 100 can also be mixed with conventional diesel

There are already around 1,000 petrol pumps across Europe that offer HVO 100 fuel. Production of the renewable diesel is set to increase from four to around 15.5 million tons per year by 2030.

Toyota promises that when using HVO 100 no special measures or changes in driving style are necessary. The engines would only have to be equipped with a larger injection system, since biofuel has a lower fuel density than conventional diesel. And: The fuels can be mixed in everyday use, a complete conversion is not necessary!

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