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Cell Sprinter Marks Multiple Milestones in the Development of a
Hydrogen Economy in the United States
- First Commercial Use of a
Medium-Duty Fuel Cell Vehicle in the United States
- First Fuel Cell Vehicle in a
Commercial Customers Fleet in California
- First Dodge Fuel Cell Vehicle
Los Angeles, Calif., Aug 26,
2004 - DaimlerChrysler revealed today the first medium-duty
fuel cell vehicle for commercial use in the United States. The
vehicle was shown during an announcement made by DaimlerChrysler
and UPS. Dodge's new Fuel Cell Sprinter will go into
daily package delivery in California, also making it the first
fuel cell vehicle to be used in the state for commercial business.
This vehicle is one of 100
fuel cell vehicles DaimlerChrysler is currently building, and
this Sprinter is the first fuel cell powered Dodge the company
has produced, said Eric Ridenour, Executive Vice President
Product Development for the Chrysler Group. Putting
vehicles like this into real commercial use is vital to
developing technology that has true societal and business value.
DaimlerChrysler works closely with
government agencies, including the United States Department of
Energy and the United States Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) in programs to demonstrate and develop fuel cell vehicle
technology and a hydrogen infrastructure.
When the public and private
sectors, the auto industry and government agencies work together,
we all have the opportunity to mature and prove out the
technologies, said Ridenour. Additionally, these
collaborations and partnerships are required to ultimately prove
real-world benefits and to gain customer familiarity, in order to
move closer to a hydrogen economy.
DaimlerChrysler is an accepted
participant in the Department of Energy fuel cell validation program
which will promote and further hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and
The daily use of this Dodge Fuel
Cell Sprinter in the UPS fleet builds on the success that
DaimlerChrysler and UPS have had through a collaboration with the
EPA. In this innovative program, UPS has operated an F-Cell, a
fuel cell powered Mercedes-Benz A-Class, for six months in daily
package delivery in Southeastern Michigan. The vehicle is
refueled at an EPA hydrogen fueling station in Ann Arbor.
This collaboration was the first commercial use of a fuel cell
vehicle in the United States.
Based on the production Dodge
Sprinter, the new Dodge Fuel Cell Sprinter has the latest
advancements in DaimlerChrysler fuel cell technology--a
reflection of 10 years of research and development in fuel cell
vehicles. The Dodge Fuel Cell Sprinter represents the newest
technology from DaimlerChrysler and its Fuel Cell Alliance
partner, Ballard Power Systems, including additional range, top
speed and cargo capacity.
The entire Ballard fuel cell
system is housed in the floor, leaving full use of the immense
cargo space. The fuel cell Sprinter has a range of approximately
155 miles and a top speed of 80 mph. The Dodge Fuel Cell Sprinter
will be used by UPS in a daily delivery route and it will be
operated by a UPS driver. The rigors of stop-and-go driving and
heavy loads associated with package delivery will be a useful
test environment, providing valuable data to both DaimlerChrysler
and UPS on the operation of commercial fuel cell vehicles.
DaimlerChrysler has produced fuel
cell powered passenger cars, medium-duty vans and city buses for
testing and demonstrations around the world. Fuel cell vehicles
are part of the companys advanced propulsion technology
umbrella which also includes advanced gasoline engines, modern
diesels and hybrid powertrain systems.