Kenworth T680 FCEV – Since the first prototype started testing in 2017, the Gardena team has been refining the technology and improving the performance with each new prototype. Andy Lund, Chief Engineer, Toyota Motor North America Research and Development, summed up the performance of the latest truck after its historic run. Making it to the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado is a grind. With steep grades and over 150 turns, reaching the 14,115-foot summit is challenging for any vehicle, let alone a Class 8 truck. Add in the extra hurdle of making it to the top with zero emissions and it’s clear why this was a daunting effort.