Toro Goes Eco: The Hydrogen Workman

I always love when I show up at a club and they have an electric Workman ready for me. So quiet, so nice. One of the draw backs to electric vehicles are the weight of the batteries, which gives Hydrogen a leg up. However, Hydrogen is notoriously expensive and production can be energy intensive itself. I think there's promise, and so do others as just back on October 30th Toro became one step closer to make this a reality:

"Toro caught the attention of ATK’s Center for Energy and Aerospace Innovation (CEAI), based in Ronkonkoma, New York. Toro’s Center for Advanced Turf Technology (CATT) will assist in designing two operational machines based on the Toro Workman chassis and similar to what the company successfully demonstrated in New York." - Press Release

We'll follow up with a hands-on review of this technology and product. In the mean time check out this promo video by Toro and some background info after the jump.

From Toro:

Since 1998, Toro's Center for Advanced Turf Technology has been exploring cutting-edge solutions in alternative fuels namely propane, natural gas, bio-fuels, electricity and hydrogen, helping to protect the environment, conserve valuable water resources, increase productivity and control costs.

At Toro, we work closely with customers, leading research institutions, universities and industry groups to apply alternative energy solutions that could emerge as breakthrough technologies. We've had the freedom to be innovative, while focusing on practical solutions not theory.