Toyota’s Energy Observer is touted as the “world first hydrogen-powered ship,” and it measures over 100 feet long, 42 feet wide, and displaces 28 metric tons. It was launched in France last year on a six-year mission to test propulsion from renewable sources, and currently, it’s in the Mediterranean, heading towards Northern Europe next year, with the final leg being Tokyo, just in time for the 2020 Olympics. Continue reading for a more detailed video tour and more information.
“We are really excited to have Toyota Motor Europe on-board for this mission. We share the vision of hydrogen as the key for accelerating the energy transition, a vision that we wish to carry to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Energy Observer is an exciting initiative and we at Toyota Motor Europe are delighted to be associated with such a passionate and dedicated team. This project once again demonstrates the many practical uses of hydrogen that can be developed as we transition towards a Hydrogen Society,” said said Victorien Erussard, captain of the Energy Observer.