The worlds leading commercial vehicle manufacturers Daimler Truck AG signed an agreement with the British technology group Rolls-Royce plc to cooperate on stationary fuel-cell generators as CO2-neutral emergency power generators for safety-critical facilities such as data centers.
- They offer emission-free alternatives to diesel engines, which are currently used as emergency power generators or to cover peak loads.
- The Rolls-Royce Power Systems business unit plans to rely on these fuel-cell systems from the planned joint venture as well as Daimlers many years of experience in the emergency power generators it develops and distributes for data centers under the MTU product and solution brand.
- Daimler and Rolls-Royce are linked not only by longstanding cooperation on conventional drive systems for other applications.
In April 2020: The worlds leading commercial vehicle manufacturer Volvo Group announced an agreement to establish a new joint venture with Daimler Truck AG to develop, produce and commercialize fuel cell systems for heavy-duty vehicle and other applications.
In January 2020, Mercedes-Benz AG and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, the German and Chinese automotive groups, announced that they have formally established the global joint venture smart Automobile Co., Ltd. for the smart brand after receiving the regulatory approvals.
About Daimler AG
Daimler AG, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, is one of the largest global producers of premium cars and other commercial vehicles. The company has a workforce of approximately 298,700 people worldwide, with production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa region. The companys brand portfolio includes, premium automotive brand -Mercedes-Benz as well as Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me, the brands smart, EQ, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Freightliner, Setra and Thomas Built Buses, and Daimler Mobility brands: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Daimler Truck Financial, Athlon. Daimler AG also provides insurance and financial services.