September 9, 2005
DaimlerChrysler adds two more fuel cell vehicles to California fleet
Sacramento, California – DaimlerChrysler has delivered two more F-Cell cars to
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) which has significant experience with
electric power and will be expanding that experience to fuel cells.
Since the Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen Learning Demonstration Project kickoff
in Washington, D.C., DaimlerChrysler has delivered 15 fuel cell vehicles to
customers in California and Michigan. This handover makes the total 17, with more to
announce in the near future.
Through daily use, the F-Cells will supply DaimlerChrysler and SMUD with operational
experience and technical data that will help improve the next generation of fuel
In support of the federal Freedom Car Program, SMUD is moving forward with hydrogen
fuel cell technology with DaimlerChrysler and BP to conduct hydrogen fuel cell
vehicle testing. SMUD will operate the DaimlerChrysler fuel cell vehicles in various
activities from public outreach events to high mileage testing. These efforts
support SMUD’s research and development policies helping to create clean
transportation alternatives for the community.