Daimler Awarded Fuel Cell Technology Recognition

As part of this year’s World Hydrogen Energy Conference in Toronto, Canada, Daimler AG was given the IAHE Sir William Grove Award in recognition of his leadership in the field of fuel cell technology.

This price was awarded for the 8th time by the International Association for Hydrogen Energy in honor of the British inventor Sir William Grove, who the first produced electricity with the help of hydrogen and oxygen in 1839 and is considered to be the father of the fuel cell.

Starting its research activities in the 1980s, Daimler introduced its first fuel cell electric vehicle, the NECAR 1, in 1994. Since that time, Daimler continues to focus on fuel cell technology, saying it as a resource-saving alternative to the combustion engine and has developed until now a number of models with this alternative drive system: From passenger cars to city buses. Performance and reliability were steadily enhanced while reducing the size and weight of the drive system.

With the B-Class F-CELL, already delivered to customers in Europe and the US since 2010, the company has reached series conditions and is now planning to launch the next generation of electric vehicles with fuel cell.

  • Jerry

    Chrysler buried the fuel cell when they acquired Ballard Power Systems back in the early millenium.

    Where is the hydrogen powered car? Nowhere …

  • Volume Van

    Neither does Benz sell their FCEV. But Natgas powered cars are selling so well the world over. its possible that slowly those cars will be equipped with fuel cell system. Natgas contains 80% Hydrogen.

  • erinsteve

    Congratulations for the prestigious award.This is a great honor for Daimler.Good to know that they succeeded in fuel cell technology.
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  • clarita preas

    Congratulations for winning the award for the 8th time.And i think you continue to work in this way and win awards in future too.

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  • Gordon Walker

    Ford Escape has the highest rated EPA fuel economy of any crossover FWD with automatic transmission.
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  • Morris Davis

    Congratulations for the Award.Hope to see the next generation of electric vehicles with fuel cell soon.
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  • cameronores

    Fuel Cell Technology is growing and FCVs look like conventional vehicles from the outside, but inside they contain technologically advanced components not found on today’s vehicles.
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