Daimler’s interest in hydrogen fuel cells is waning

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Automaker plans to move away from hydrogen fuel cells in favor of batteries German automaker Daimler believes that battery technology may be much more viable than hydrogen fuel cells when it comes to powering clean vehicles. Daimler believes that battery electrics already have an edge over fuel cell vehicles due to infrastructure support and their relatively lower cost. The potential of battery technology and how it can be used for the future of clean transportation is so promising that Daimler has chosen to abandon fuel cells moving forward. Batteries show…

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Mercedes-Benz sees promise in fuel cell vehicles in the short-term

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German automaker believes that fuel cell vehicles will be popular in the short-term Mercedes-Benz has made short-term plans to launch and support its F-Cell range of fuel cell vehicles, but the automaker’s long-term plans for hydrogen are much more uncertain. The company was among the first to demonstrate the capabilities of hydrogen fuel cells in the transportation space, but has lagged behind its competitors in bringing fuel cell vehicles to the market. Despite its interest in hydrogen fuel cells, Mercedes-Benz has begun to withdraw support from these energy systems, but…

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Daimler believes electric vehicles will beat fuel cell vehicles

Daimler is showing more support for battery technology over fuel cells German automaker Daimler believes that conventional electric vehicles, those equipped with lithium-ion batteries, will end up being the most popular clean vehicles in the world. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche believes that electric vehicles have more potential than those using hybrid technology or hydrogen fuel cells. According to the automaker, there is no proof that hydrogen will be available in an affordable manner, making fuel cell vehicles less viable than other forms of clean vehicles that are already available on…

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Daimler believes that battery electrics will win the clean transportation fight

Batteries may beat out fuel cells in the transportation space German automaker Daimler believes that clean transportation is the way of the future, but conventional electric vehicles, those equipped with lithium-ion batteries, may be the best option for consumers interested in clean vehicles. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche believes that electric vehicles are more likely to find success than those equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. While Daimler believes that fuel cell vehicles have a promising future, it may be several years before these vehicles become commercially viable. Battery technology is becoming…

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Mercedes-Benz unveils self-driving car powered by hydrogen fuel

German automaker reveals a new concept car that can drive itself Mercedes-Benz has begun showing of its new self-driving car, which is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. The German automaker unveiled its new vehicle, called the F 015 Luxury in Motion, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The vehicle is a concept car that represents the possible future of what transportation may look like. The new vehicle is designed to be a “mobile living space,” according to Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz. New vehicle is designed…

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Daimler and Renault criticize hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Daimler and Renault CEOs criticize Toyota for its plans to release a fuel cell vehicle As hydrogen fuel cells continue to gain popularity, the auto industry is becoming somewhat divided on whether or not these energy systems are viable for clean transportation. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler, and Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault, have criticized Toyota for its plans to release a fuel cell vehicle in 2015. Both executive suggest that fuel cells are an expensive detour from conventional battery electrics, highlighting a growing rift within the auto industry concerning…

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Daimler CEO has little favor for hydrogen fuel cars

CEO has yet to be won over by the concept of fuel cells in transportation Daimler, one of the world’s leading automakers, has been a supporter of hydrogen fuel for the past few years. The company, alongside its various offshoots, has been aiding in the development of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure throughout Europe in the hopes of building a strong foundation for the release of hydrogen fuel cars. While the company has been showing support for fuel cells and their use in transportation, its CEO, Dieter Zetsche, has little hope…

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