Daimler, Volvo plans to produce hydrogen fuel cells in Europe in 2025

Daimler and Volvo established a battery-focused joint venture in March. They said they would provide more detailed information on large-scale fuel production in 2022, but said they are already expanding prototype production with batteries at the center.

Daimler AG’s trucking division and Volvo AB said on Thursday they will start producing hydrogen fuel cells in Europe in 2025 through a joint venture, and called on the EU to formulate policies to help achieve the commercial viability of the Zero-emission Sex technology. 

In March, a large freight truck manufacturer formed a battery-focused joint venture. They said they will provide more details on large-scale fuel production in 2022, but said battery-focused partners are already expanding the production of prototype products. 

“Battery-focused partnerships are vital to our commitment to reducing carbon in road traffic,” the statement said. In addition to the fuel cell joint venture, the two companies remain competitors. 

Both parties expect to test fuel cell trucks in about three years and expect to begin mass production of trucks in the second half of this decade.

The two truck manufacturers called for the construction of some 300 hydrogen refueling stations suitable for heavy-duty vehicles in Europe by 2025 and some 1,000 hydrogen refueling stations by 2030. This summer, they proposed a revised directive on alternative fuels. 

She said: “This will include binding requirements for the establishment of the hydrogen fuel infrastructure, and financial support will be provided where necessary.” Carmaker Stellatis said it will start delivering the first batch of fuel to Europe this year. 

In late 2021, Stellaris, a hydrogen fuel cell-powered midsize pickup truck, said that at the time Germany had 90 hydrogen filling stations and France had 25, which is just one of the thousands of filling stations that can be used for fossil fuel vehicles today. 

Daimler and Volvo claimed that carbon-emitting trucks are much more expensive than fossil fuel models. “A policy framework is needed to ensure demand and transport. The two companies said policies should include” carbon-neutral technology and contained energy and carbon-based taxes. ” System subsidies “.

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