Daimler Trucks & Buses is aiming to achieve CO₂ neutrality by 2039 for new vehicles in Europe, Japan and NAFTA. The group says, by 2022, the product portfolio in these core regions will include battery electric series production vehicles.
By the end of the next decade, it will extend its range of vehicles with hydrogen-powered series production vehicles.
In addition, all European Daimler Trucks & Buses plants will be CO₂-neutral by the year 2022. All other plants will follow.
Martin Daum, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Trucks & Buses, says: “Having CO₂-neutral transport on the road by 2050 is our ultimate goal. This can only be achieved if competitive conditions for CO₂-neutral transport are created for our customers in terms of costs and infrastructure. As it takes about ten years to completely renew a fleet until 2050, our ambition is to offer ‘tank-to-wheel’ locally CO₂-neutral new vehicles in the triad by the year 2039.”
He adds: “We were the first manufacturer to seriously commit to electromobility in heavy trucks and, today, are pioneers and in all segments with electric vehicles in customer use. With our holistic approach to e-mobility in the bus sector, which consists of an electric city bus and consulting, we are already making a significant contribution to the locally emission-free public transport of the future and air pollution control in urban areas.”
The fuel cell prototype, ‘Vision F-Cell’, premiered at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show in Japan. Daimler’s FUSO brand is using this prototype to test the possibilities of fuel-cell technology for various commercial vehicles. The 7.5-tonner has a drive with a maximum output of 135 kW. The range is up to 300 kilometers.