Daimler announces first customer trials for Mercedes-Benz GenH2 fuel cell trucks

Daimler announces first customer trials for Mercedes-Benz GenH2 fuel cell trucks

The trial, which Daimler expects to hold in mid-2024, will include the companies Amazon, Air Products, INEOS, Holcim and Wiedmann & Winz.

Daimler Truck announced that it is putting together a customer-trial fleet of Mercedes-Benz GenH2 fuel cell-powered trucks. The trial, which Daimler expects to hold in mid-2024, will include the companies Amazon, Air Products, INEOS, Holcim and Wiedmann & Winz.

Daimler reports that the trucks have recently completed a rigorous testing phase on the test track and on public roads. The five semi-trailer tractors will be deployed in different long-haul applications on specific routes in Germany, such as the transport of building materials, sea containers or cylinder gases, Daimler said. During these first customer trials the GenH2 Trucks remain under the direct supervision and responsibility of Mercedes-Benz Trucks. The vehicles will be refueled at designated public liquid hydrogen filling stations (sLH2) in Wörth am Rhein and in the Duisburg area.

“With this first customer fleet, our fuel-cell trucks are now being tested in real customer operation,” said Andreas Gorbach, member of the Board of Management for Daimler Truck AG, responsible for truck technology. “A win-win situation for both sides: our customers get to know fuel-cell technology in daily real-life operation and our engineering team gets to better understand customer needs and relevant use cases, taking them into account for series development.”

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