Toyota and 7-Eleven Japan have concluded a basic agreement for studies on energy conservation and CO2 emissions reduction in convenience store distribution and operation.

The two companies aim to contribute to the realisation of a low-carbon and hydrogen-based society by introducing vehicles and power generators to be developed by Toyota which use hydrogen.

Specific Themes for Studies on Energy Conservation and CO2 Emissions Reduction:


Fuel cell trucks, in which the refrigeration/freezer unit and the truck itself, are powered by fuel cells , will be introduced as refrigerator/freezer trucks for stores with the goal of reducing CO2 emissions.

Store Operation:

  • An energy management system, combining already-installed solar power generators will be introduced to enable greater energy conservation and CO2 emissions reduction.
  • There will also be the introduction of a stationary hydrogen generator using an automotive fuel cell unit.
  • Under consideration is the use of a fuel cell power generator as a power source at stores with hydrogen stations.
  • Stationary rechargeable batteries using rechargeable batteries for automobiles will equally be introduced.
  • A stationary rechargeable battery system which uses rechargeable automobile batteries will be introduced to stores and may be used as an emergency power source during disasters, in addition to possible applications for energy conservation and CO2 emissions reduction.