Daimler plans to operate a fleet of 40 Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL cars to be driven by selected customers within the framework of the CEP. The reliability and competitiveness of these fuel cell vehicles being used under everyday conditions will thereby be demonstrated.
Furthermore, the focused deployment of these vehicles can act as a stimulus for the development of more hydrogen fuelling stations. With a view to mass-producing fuel cell vehicles in the future, this demonstrative undertaking also serves to develop a service infrastructure at the Mercedes-Benz subsidiary and to train technicians in the new technology. In addition it will help to diminish reservations about fuel cell technology and to sensitise the public on the subject of sustainable mobility using fuel cell vehicles.
Finally, demonstration of the vehicles also sends strong signals to suppliers to invest more readily in future-oriented fuel cell technology.