Analysis: Could Daimler’s decision for liquid hydrogen drive delays in the market?

Earlier this week, Daimler Trucks unveiled its Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck in a concept video, quickly becoming one of H2 View’s most-read stories over the last seven days.

Based on the Mercedes-Benz Actros, the GenH2 Truck will boast a range of up to 1,000km and more on a single tank of hydrogen, Daimler says.

Customer trials are currently pegged for 2023, it explained, with a target for series production in the ‘second half of the decade’. This latter timeline has been met with disappointment in some quarters, but the topic that has arguably caught the most attention with this announcement is Daimler’s choice of fuel medium.

The question for many is, are the two linked?

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