Daimler truck keeps driving on hydrogen

Daimler Truck hydrogen
Daimler truck keeps driving on hydrogen

Now independent, Daimler’s bus and truck division is moving forward with zero-emission technology and in particular hydrogen.

In its annual report, the company states that the hydrogen-powered Mercedes-Benz GenH2 fuel cell is being developed to series production and that the joint-venture between Daimler Truck and the Volvo Group – cellcentric – is set to begin production of fuel cells in Weilheim (Baden-Wuerttemberg/Germany).

As for Daimler Buses, it plans to offer CO2-neutral models in its portfolio by 2030, based on batteries or hydrogen, for each bus segment; for example, a fully electric intercity bus is planned by the middle of the decade and a hydrogen coach by 2030. In addition, Daimler Buses plans to offer only locally CO2-neutral new vehicles in the city bus segment in Europe from 2030.

Europe wants to reduce CO2 emissions from trucks by 90% by 2040 and buses to become zero-emission by 2030.

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King

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Laurent Meillaud

Freelance automotive journalist and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 30 years, convinced that hydrogen is one of the energies for the future.

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