Mercedes-Benz Trucks will become a standalone company called Daimler Truck, while parent company Daimler will be re-named as Mercedes-Benz and focus on cars and vans.
Europe’s truck-makers have agreed to work together to help create the right conditions for the mass-market roll-out of hydrogen trucks.
Daimler Trucks is to begin customer trials in 2023 of a hydrogen fuel-cell truck with a range of up to 600 miles as part of its electrification strategy.
Volvo Trucks and Daimler are forming a joint venture to develop hydrogen fuel cells for heavy-duty commercial vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz trucks, FUSO and Daimler Buses is expecting to continue supplying fleet operators with spare parts and maintenance services during the Coronavirus outbreak.
By Gary Brooks, CMO at Syncron
Mike Belk outlines Mercedes-Benz Truck’s vision of the future, and parent Daimler is investing £2.2bn to achieve it.