January 26, 2005


DaimlerChrysler fuel cell vehicles operate in freezing temperatures

Auburn Hills, Michigan – DaimlerChrysler is the latest automaker to report that its
fuel cells operate successfully in sub-zero temperatures.

“We test fuel cell vehicles in three different types of climates and a variety of
driving situations in the United States: Northern California, Southern California
and the low temperatures found here in the motor city of Detroit,” Andreas Schell,
Senior Manager – Fuel Cell Systems, DaimlerChrysler. “New technology enables the
fuel cell system to continually run in freezing temperatures.”

DaimlerChrysler has entered into a strategic alliance with Ford Motor Company and
the fuel cell specialist Ballard Power Systems to conduct testing.

Fuel cell vehicles are part of DaimlerChrysler’s advanced propulsion technology
umbrella, which includes efficient gasoline engines, advanced diesels and hybrid
powertrain systems.

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