Tak Yokoo

Advanced Fuel Cell Senior Executive Engineer
Toyota Motor North America R&D

Mr. Yokoo is the Advanced Fuel Cell Senior Executive Engineer with Toyota’s Advanced Product Planning Office (APPO) in Toyota’s North American R&D organization.

Mr. Yokoo’s background includes managing suitability testing of advanced powertrain configurations in North America, coordinating development of new or improved alternate powertrain system controls for Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles (FCHV), Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles (HEV), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV). Also includes strategic planning focusing on technologies that enable sustainable transportation systems.

Currently his responsibilities have been extended to large scale Fuel Cell powertrain feasibility in North America.

Mr. Yokoo earned a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Hosei University, Japan, then began his career at Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in 1981. He moved to Toyota Technical Center USA (TTC) in 1990 to begin his new career in the US, where he was responsible for managing suitability testing and development of gasoline powertrain control systems in North America.