December 10, 2004

DaimlerChrysler fuel cell fleet grows to 38 in U.S.

Auburn Hills, Michigan – DaimlerChrysler announced today that in December 2004, the company has doubled the amount of fuel cell vehicles that it currently manages in the United States to 38 vehicles.

The recent arrivals of 19 Mercedes F- Cell passenger cars and medium-duty Dodge Fuel Cell Sprinter Vans are currently being prepped for customers in California and Michigan.

“DaimlerChrysler is making good on a promise to have 100 fuel cell vehicles by the end of this year,” said Andreas Schell, Senior Manager Fuel Cell Systems Advance Vehicle Engineering, Chrysler Group. “We are anxious to play our part to decrease the nation’s dependency on oil and increase air quality.”

In order to focus expertise and resources, and to press ahead with the development of the fuel cell, DaimlerChrysler has entered on a strategic alliance with Ford Motor Company and Canadian fuel cell provider Ballard Power Systems.

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