September 29, 2005

DaimlerChrysler fuel cell vehicles reach one million mile mark

Auburn Hills, Michigan – DaimlerChrysler has announced that the company has reached the one million mile mark on fuel cell vehicles. The mileage is a combination of more than 100 fuel cell vehicles operating worldwide, including Mercedes-Benz F-Cell passenger cars, Dodge Sprinter medium-duty vans and Citaro transportation buses. The company says it will have more than thirty hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in place in the U.S. by the end of 2005.

Using the fuel economy of about 20 mpg U.S. (11.7 L/100km) for the average petroleum-powered vehicle, the company estimates that the operation of its fuel cell vehicles worldwide reduced conventional gasoline and diesel consumption by more than 50,000 gallons (189,270 litres) with zero emissions. The company has invested about US$1 billion in fuel cell vehicle research.

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