Daimler Truck AG has today said it is consistently driving forward series production of fuel cells with Daimler Truck Fell Cell, a joint venture developed by Daimler Truck and Volvo Group.
In close cooperation with colleagues in Vancouver, Canada, and with ongoing fuel cell development activities, Daimler experts are preparing for the preliminary stage of future series production.
“We are pursuing the vision of the CO2-neutral transportation of the future. The hydrogen-based fuel cell is a key technology of strategic importance in this context,” said Martin Daum, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG and Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG.
“We are now consistently following the path towards the series production of fuel cells and are thus doing absolutely pioneering work – and this goes beyond the automotive industry. We will invest a very substantial sum in the coming years to achieve this.”
To advance production, investments are being made in new state-of-the-art facilities that cover every single stage of fuel cell production: from membrane coating and stack manufacturing to the production of fuel cell units.
“As with the development of fuel cell technology, we benefit also in the field of production from our experts’ many years of experience,” said Andreas Gorbach, Head of Daimler Truck Fuel Cell.
“This gives us an enormous competitive advantage: We are already in a position to work specifically on one of our most important milestones, namely the technological template for the series production of fuel cell systems on a large industrial scale.”