Project partners - OEMs
Daimler can look back on a tradition that stretches back over more than a hundred years and is marked by the pioneering achievements of automotive engineering. Today, the company is a leading supplier of premium passenger cars as well as the world‘s largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles. With its strong brands and its comprehensive portfolio of automobiles from compact cars to heavy-duty engine trucks which are completed by tailor-made services along the automotive value chain, Daimler is active in nearly all countries in the world. The company has a total workforce of nearly 271,500 employees.
One important field of activity is the development of fuel cell powered vehicles. Since introducing the first NECAR (New Electric Car) in 1994, pioneer Daimler has decisively advanced the fuel cell technology and presented 20 concept vehicles, thus demonstrating the technical feasibility of the revolutionary new propulsion principle employing the “fuel cell”.
Customers all over the world are currently testing this future-oriented technology in more than 100 passenger cars, vans and buses with zero-emission drives from Daimler. This impressive fleet has now covered over three and a half million kilometers in tough everyday service, and our customers’ experiences have been very positive.
In parallel, Daimler is already developing the next generation of fuel cell drives. With a 400-kilometer operating range - double that of its predecessor - almost 40 percent more power and good cold-start capability, it will put major technical improvements on the road for the benefit of our future customers. Daimler is also working hard to reduce the costs associated with this technology. After all, our vision of a zero-emission drive must be one that our customers can afford.