The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

DaimlerChrysler Makes Significant Increase to Fuel-Cell Vehicle Fleet in California

September 13, 2005

SACRAMENTO, CA — Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has significant experience with electric power and will be expanding that experience to fuel cells with two DaimlerChrysler F-Cell passenger cars. Through daily use, the F-Cells will supply DaimlerChrysler and SMUD with operational experience and technical data that will help improve the next generation of fuel-cell vehicles.Since the Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen Learning Demonstration Project kickoff in Washington, D.C., DaimlerChrysler has delivered 15 fuel-cell vehicles to customers in California and Michigan. This handover makes the total 17, with more to announce in the near future.In support of the federal Freedom Car Program, SMUD is moving forward with hydrogen fuel-cell technology with DaimlerChrysler and BP to conduct hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle testing. SMUD will operate the DaimlerChrysler fuel-cell vehicles in various activities from public outreach events to high-mileage testing. These efforts support SMUD’s research and development policies helping to create clean transportation alternatives for the community.The SMUD F-Cells are part of the 100-plus fuel-cell vehicle fleet DaimlerChrysler has put into service around the world. The data collected through vehicle operation will contribute to the DOE Hydrogen Learning Demonstration Project.Through the DOE Controlled Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation Project, DaimlerChrysler will place more fuel-cell vehicles in the hands of customers who will provide valuable feedback about performance under different conditions. DaimlerChrysler is testing over 100 fuel-cell vehicles under varying weather, traffic conditions, and driving styles in different locations worldwide.
Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Sponsored by

Vehicle tailpipe emissions produced by any type of internal combustion engine or other engine that burns fuel to produce energy.

Read more

Fuel Saving Strategies Survey

View our 2008 survey to benchmark your fleet's fuel and green strategies with other fleets.

Fuel Calculator

A managed fuel program can help you save time and money and gain control over the way you fuel your vehicles. Determine your potential savings by using our fuel calculator.
Launch Fuel Calculator 

Fuel Prices

U.S. Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Prices.

Launch Fuel Prices 

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher