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Daimler Plans to Introduce Hydrogen Vehicles and CO2-Neutral Transport

By October 25, 2019 2   min read  (265 words)

October 25, 2019 |

Daimler FC Vision
  • True CO2-neutral transport only works with battery-electric or hydrogen-based drive
  • Hydrogen-based series-production vehicles by the end of the 2020s

Stuttgart/Berlin – Daimler Trucks & Buses, one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, pursues a sustainable corporate strategy and aims to offer only new vehicles that are CO2-neutral in driving operation (“tank-to-wheel”) in the triad markets of Europe, Japan, and NAFTA by 2039.

Already by 2022, Daimler Trucks & Buses’ plans to include series-produced vehicles with battery-electric drive in its vehicle portfolio in its main sales regions Europe, USA and Japan.

By the end of the next decade, Daimler Trucks & Buses will extend its range of vehicles with hydrogen-powered series production vehicles.

Just this week Daimler Trucks & Buses celebrated the world premiere of the FUSO brand fuel-cell prototype “Vision F-Cell” at the Tokyo Motor Show in Japan, thus further strengthening its activity in the hydrogen field.

In addition, all European Daimler Trucks & Buses plants will be CO2-neutral by the year 2022. All other plants will follow.

Martin Daum, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Trucks & Buses, said in his keynote address today at the International Supply Chain Conference in Berlin:  “At Daimler Trucks & Buses we are clearly committed to the goals of the Paris Climate Protection Agreement and thus to the decarbonization of our industry. Having CO2-neutral transport on the road by 2050 is our ultimate goal. This can only be achieved if competitive conditions for CO2-neutral transport are created for our customers in terms of costs and infrastructure. Truly CO2-neutral transport only works with battery-electric or hydrogen-based drive.”

 

 

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