In recent years there have been many brands that have been working on several cutting-edge technologies that allow old models to be used in other capacities with the intention of continuing to use them in the short and long term. This is the case of Toyota, which have been analyzing the situation and after evaluating all the options have opted to incorporate several types of fuel suitable as future substitutes for the current Diesel models. In the western part of Europe these cars may be compatible with the new renewable fuel HVO100.
The range of Toyota diesel models have been surprising for their high performance, where the reliability of each of its components and the durability of them has made the Japanese brand has taken the definitive step to develop a new model of urban mobility. In the case of HVO100 diesel, which does not contain fossil fuels and comes from 100% renewable sources, such as recycled cooking oil. Both the Toyota Land Cruiser and Toyota Hilux will join the Toyota Proace family, already compatible with the HVO100 diesel.
When we talk about Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, better known as Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil
(HVO100) has the main European quality EN 15940 paraffinic gas oil. With a higher seal (c80) than standard diesel, as well as a lower content of sulfur and aromatic hydrocarbons. It is made from vegetable palm oil, rapeseed, and recycled waste, such as, for example, used cooking oil.
This type of fuel is increasingly popular in European service stations, as is the case of Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Holland, Norway and Sweden, where they have more than a thousand. Seeing this growth, it is not surprising that it is expected to produce more than 15 million tons a year in 2030.
With the use of the HVO100 will allow users can continue to drive normally without producing significant changes. The main technical modification with respect to current vehicles consists of an adjustment of the fuel injection system, to increase its flow. This will allow any type of fuel to be used without causing alterations. Toyota Land Cruisers and Toyota Hiluxs with this new specification will be manufactured from the first quarter of 2023.