News Digest Item
04 Apr 2017

“Daimler steps back from fuel-cell car development”


Fuel cells are no longer a major part of Daimler’s plans, reports Fortune. CEO Dieter Zetsche said declining battery costs have made fuel cell vehicles uncompetitive with electric cars, according to a report by news site Smart2Zero. Zetsche’s statements could signal the wind-down of a 2013 agreement between Ford, Daimler, and Renault-Nissan to jointly develop fuel cell technology, writes David Morris in Fortune.

Read the article in English here.

For background, read the factsheets The role of biofuel and hydrogen in Germany’s transport Energiewende and Reluctant Daimler plans “radical” push into new mobility world, as well as the dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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