February 13, 2006

DaimlerChrysler presents fuel cell-powered cars to Los Angeles airport

Los Angeles, California – DaimlerChrysler has presented the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with five fuel cell-powered Mercedes-Benz cars to use in its fleet. The vehicles will be fueled at BP/Praxair’s hydrogen fueling station at the airport.

With over 100 fuel cell vehicles in operation around the world, DaimlerChrysler boasts the largest fleet of any company. In California, 25 vehicles are in the hands of regular customers, while over 30 fuel cell buses are in operation in Europe, the U.S., Japan, Australia and Singapore.

The LAX hydrogen fueling station was dedicated in September 2004, at a cost of nearly US$2 million to construct; it is part of the California Hydrogen Highway Network, a project initiated by California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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