Daimler Truck establishes Daimler Truck Fuel Cell

In another important step on the way to series production of fuel cell systems, Daimler Truck has established Daimler Truck Fuel Cell, bringing together all of the group's fuel cell activities. Daimler Truck and Volvo Group established a new joint venture in April for the development, production and commercialisation of fuel cell systems for heavy-duty commercial vehicles and other applications such as stationary use. In a statement, Daimler said Daimler Truck Fuel Cell is later to transition into this planned joint venture and Volvo Group will acquire 50% of the company for this purpose.

Daimler Truck and Volvo Group plan to start series production of heavy-duty fuel cell commercial vehicles for demanding and heavy long-distance haulage in the second half of the decade. Dr. Andreas Gorbach and Professor Dr.

Christian Mohrdieck (pictured below) have been appointed as Managing Directors of Daimler Truck Fuel Cell.

(C) Daimler Truck In a statement, Daimler said they both have extensive experience with conventional and alternative drive systems, especially fuel cell systems. "The fuel cell is a crucial CO2-neutral solution for trucks in heavy long-distance transport.

We and our future joint venture partner, Volvo Group, are convinced of this," said Martin Daum, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck and Member of the Board of Management of Daimler. "We are determined to jointly tackle the development and series production of fuel cells and are now taking major steps with all the necessary preparations for the planned joint venture." "The establishment of Daimler Truck Fuel Cell is a very special milestone for our company, because our new subsidiary is to be the immediate predecessor organization of the joint venture."

"In it, we will now bring together the great expertise and enormous wealth of experience from several decades of development work on fuel cells at Daimler - and combine it with the right know-how in connection with trucks."

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