Automakers are taking aim at Elon Musk's Tesla (TSLA) .

Just days after Musk tweeted that Tesla's electric truck is set to be unveiled in September, Toyota Motor (TM) announced a special hydrogen fuel cell system for trucks on Wednesday. 

The truck boasts 670 horsepower and has a range of over 200 miles per fill.

"Other automakers are trying to accomplish the same thing we are trying to accomplish: how do you produce the capability to produce work for society but lower the impact for the environment?" said Bob Carter, executive vice president of sales at Toyota North America.

Carter said the hydrogen fuel cell is a better battery than its non-hydrogen counterparts with less charging time and a lighter weight.

The truck will operate in the port of Los Angeles later this spring. 

As for self-driving trucks, which is a hot topic of conversation in the auto space, Carter said the Toyota Research Institute in Palo Alto, Calif., is very active in autonomy and is looking at ways to incorporate that technology in Toyota vehicles in the future. 

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