Tweet
Daimler AG and Renault Nissan Alliance forms agreement with Ford

Daimler AG and Renault Nissan Alliance forms agreement with Ford

28.01.2013: ... to accelerate commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicle technology photo caption: (L-R) Raj Nair, Group Vice President, Global Product

... to accelerate commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicle technology




photo caption:   (L-R) Raj Nair, Group Vice President, Global Product Development, Ford Motor Company, Prof. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development and Mitsuhiko Yamashita, Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Vice President of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., supervising Research and Development.



    Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., have signed a unique three-way agreement for the joint development of common fuel cell system to speed up availability of zero-emission technology and significantly reduce investment costs


    Collaboration expected to lead to launch of world’s first affordable, mass-market fuel cell electric vehicles as early as 2017


    Unique collaboration across three continents and three companies will help define global specifications and component standards 


    Sends clear signal to suppliers, policymakers and the industry to encourage the further development of hydrogen infrastructure worldwide



Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., have signed a unique three-way agreement to accelerate the commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology.


The goal of the collaboration is to jointly develop a common fuel cell electric vehicle system while reducing investment costs associated with the engineering of the technology. Each company will invest equally towards the project.


The strategy to maximize design commonality, leverage volume and derive efficiencies through economies of scale will help to launch the world’s first affordable, mass-market FCEVs as early as 2017.


Together, Daimler, Ford and Nissan have more than 60 years of cumulative experience developing FCEVs. Their FCEVs have logged more than 10 million km in test drives around the world in customers’ hands and as part of demonstration projects in diverse conditions.


The partners plan to develop a common fuel cell stack and fuel cell system that can be used by each company in the launch of highly differentiated, separately branded FCEVs, which produce no CO2 emissions while driving.


The collaboration sends a clear signal to suppliers, policymakers and the industry to encourage further development of hydrogen refueling stations and other infrastructure necessary to allow the vehicles to be mass-marketed.


Powered by electricity generated from hydrogen and oxygen, FCEVs emit only water while driving. FCEVs are considered complementary to today’s battery-electric vehicles and will help expand the range of zero-emission transportation options available to consumers. 


“Fuel cell electric vehicles are the obvious next step to complement today's battery electric vehicles as our industry embraces more sustainable transportation,” said Mitsuhiko Yamashita, Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Vice President of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., supervising Research and Development. “We look forward to a future where we can answer many customer needs by adding FCEVs on top of battery EVs within the zero-emission lineup.”


“We are convinced that fuel cell vehicles will play a central role for zero-emission mobility in the future. Thanks to the high commitment of all three partners we can put fuel cell e-mobility on a broader basis. This means with this cooperation we will make this technology available for many customers around the globe”, said Prof. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.


“Working together will significantly help speed this technology to market at a more affordable cost to our customers,” said Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development, Ford Motor Company. “We will all benefit from this relationship as the resulting solution will be better than any one company working alone.”


Engineering work on both the fuel cell stack and the fuel cell system will be done jointly by the three companies at several locations around the world. The partners are also studying the joint development of other FCEV components to generate even further synergies. 


The unique collaboration across three continents and three companies will help define global specifications and component standards, an important prerequisite for achieving higher economies of scale.




How a fuel cell electric vehicle works 



Like today’s battery-electric vehicles, FCEVs are more efficient than conventional cars and diversify energy sources beyond petroleum. 


The electricity for an FCEV is produced on board the vehicle in the fuel cell stack where it is generated following an electro-chemical reaction between hydrogen - stored in a purpose-designed, high-pressure tank in the car - and oxygen from the air. The only by-products are water vapor and heat.

 


Matthias Brock, photo Daimler AG

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/daimler-ag-renault-nissan-alliance-agreement-ford-fuel-cell-electric-vehicle---107126.html

28.01.2013 / MaP

More News

YOKOHAMA präsentiert innovatives Elektro-Auto
15.01.2013
Konzeptfahrzeug AERO-Y wurde auf dem Tokyo Auto Salon vorgestellt Vom 11. bis 13. Januar fand in Tokio der traditionelle Auto Salon statt. Reifenhersteller YOKOHAMA präsentierte auf der internationalen Leitmesse nicht nur seine neuesten Produkte, s more >>
40 years of electric mobility at the BMW Group.
04.01.2013
From the BMW 1602 to the BMW i3.When the first production version of the BMW i3 rolls off the assembly line in Leipzig in late 2013, it will mark the provisional culmination of 40 years of development work at BMW. It all began at the 1972 Olympic Games in Mu more >>
Pioneers of electric mobility agree on cooperation: smart produces scooter with Vectrix
29.11.2012
smart is expanding its portfolio of electrically driven vehicles designed for urban traffic by cooperating with the two-wheeler specialist Vectrix.smart’s electric portfolio is continuing to grow. In addition to the smart electric drive and the smart ebike, in 2014 the smart scooter will be launched on the market. With the introduction of a zero-local em more >>
Toyota testet neues Verkehrssystem Ha:mo
11.10.2012
Harmonisches Miteinander von öffentlichen und individuellen Verkehrsmitteln    Optimale Verbindung von Zügen, Bussen, Taxis und Autos    Car-Sharing-Angebote mit Elektrofahrzeugen    more >>
NATURSTROM AG und die BMW AG Ökostrompaket für Elektrofahrzeuge
10.10.2012
Die NATURSTROM AG und die BMW AG arbeiten künftig bei der Lieferung von Strom aus regenerativen Quellen für Elektrofahrzeuge eng zusammen. Gestern wurden in München entsprechende Verträge unterzeichnet. Im Rahmen der strategischen Kooperation werden BMW i Kunden zukünftig die Möglichkeit erhalten, ein maßgeschneidertes Ö more >>
Ford und Schneider Electric Kooperieren bei der Bereitstellung von Ladetechnik für Elektrofahrzeuge
28.09.2012
    Ziel der Partnerschaft zwischen Ford und Schneider Electric ist ein europaweit einheitliches Elektroauto-Ladesystem für Privathaushalte und Unternehmen    Die einfache, effiziente und umweltfreundliche Ladestation bietet fünf Jahre Garantie und technischen Support vor Ort    Ford Focus Electri more >>
Bert Longin and VitaeMobility have beaten the EV lap record in Zolder
27.09.2012
Bert Longin keeps moving on. During the introductory race to the ‘24 Hours of Zolder’m (in Belgian Limburg), this man from Louvain managed to achieve a new lap record for electric vehicles (EV’s). Moreover, Longin did it behind the wheel of a standard Tesla more >>
e-miglia 2012: Das Ziel naht - die Spannung steigt!
15.08.2012
e-miglia 2012 Tag 4           •    Von Bozen ins Engadin nach St. Moritz •    Sonderprüfung im Nationalpark more >>
e-miglia 2012: Kaiserwetter auf der Königsetappe
15.08.2012
•    Sonderprüfung auf der Großglockner Hochalpenstraße•    Von Bruck nach Bozen über 239 Kilometer•    Höchste und lä more >>
Die e-miglia legt richtig los
13.08.2012
•    Startschuss zur 1. Etappe von Rosenheim nach Bruck•    Effizienzwertung beginnt•    Die Protagonisten: BMW Mini E, Lampo3, Mercedes E-Cell, Nissan Leaf, Peugeot iON, Tesla Roadster, TWIKE Active, Zerotracer, Zero Motorcycle•    Gleichmäßigkeitsrallye durch more >>
Tag 1 der e-miglia 2012: Gelungener Auftakt mit Prolog nach Rosenheim
13.08.2012
•    Startschuss fiel am 12. August um 18 Uhr in München•    Die Protagonisten: BMW Mini E, Lampo3, Mercedes E-Cell, Nissan Leaf, Peugeot iON, Tesla Roadster, Twike Active, Zerotracer, Zero Motorcycle&bull more >>
BMW Group adds one more model to its electric vehicle line up for London 2012
02.08.2012
BMW, Official Automotive Partner to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is keeping the Games moving with a range of fully electric vehicles as part of the fleet. The 160 BMW 1 Series ActiveE models and 40 MINI E&rsquo more >>
e-miglia 2012 Internationale Rallye für E-Mobilität– der Weg ist das Ziel
24.07.2012
•    12. August: Start in München beim Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum•    13. August: Königsetappe über die Großglockner Hochalpenstraße •    14. August: Bozen•    16. August: Finale in der Energiestadt St. Moritz more >>
Opel Ampera ist Europas meistverkaufte Elektrolimousine
26.06.2012
•    „Auto des Jahres“ ist die Nummer 1 mit europaweit mehr als 20 Prozent Marktanteil•    Bestseller in Schlüsselmärkten inklusive Deutschland, Niederlande und Schweiz more >>
The European Electric Vehicle Congress in Brussels
22.05.2012
At the request of many authors, we have agreed to extend the deadline of the call for papers for EEVC till 10th June 2012 at the very latest.The European Electric Vehicle Congress, to be held in Brussels from 19th to 22nd November 2012, is a unique opportunity more >>
e-miglia 2012: E-Mobilität für alle - erklären und erleben
09.05.2012
Die „the-electric-avenue Expo“(tea) und die „e-miglia“ verbinden gemeinsame Ziele: elektrische Mobilität für jedermann erlebbar,  erfahrbar, verständlich und attraktiv zu gestalten. Di more >>
European Electric Vehicle Congress Brussels, 19th - 22th November 2012
06.04.2012
Brussels  19th - 22th November 2012Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles are ready: Challenges, Opportunities and OutlookA conference aimed at developing synergies! more >>
Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-Motion Flotte startet in Frankreich
13.03.2012
Heute startet die dritte internationale Erprobungsflotte des elektrisch angetriebenen Golf Blue-e-Motion: Nach Feldversuchen in Österreich und Belgien übergibt Volkswagen fünfzehn Fahrzeuge an französische Behörden, Großkunden und Privatp more >>
The drive system of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL
10.03.2012
-  Advanced technology made visibleWith the electric drivetrain system of the SLS AMG E-CELL, Mercedes-AMG GmbH is providing yet another glimpse of its latest development project. The drivetrain has been in development since 201 more >>
Mitsubishi Motors to Launch MiEV Power BOX 1500 Watt
09.03.2012
..Power Feeder for its Electric VehiclesMitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced today that it will bring to market on April 27 the new MiEV power BOX powe more >>
Elektroauto Renault ZOE startet auf innovativen MICHELIN ENERGY™ E-V Reifen
07.03.2012
Weltpremiere:   Neue Technologie erhöht die Reichweite und verbessert die Bremseigenschaften        more >>
Opel Ampera und Chevrolet Volt sind „Car of the Year 2012“
05.03.2012
Der Opel Ampera und der Chevrolet Volt haben heute gemeinsam den „Car of the Year 2012“ Award gewonnen. Photos v.l.n.r: Hakan Matson ,Susan Docherty, Karl-Friedrich StrackeDie J more >>
Toyota bietet Hybrid für alle- Neuer Yaris Hybrid ab 16.950 Euro
05.03.2012
Preis auf dem Niveau eines Benziners - deutlich günstiger als ein Diesel    Serienmäßig mit Zwei-Zonen-Klimaautomatik und komplettem Sicherheitspaket    3,5 Liter Verbrauch und CO2-Emissio more >>
Cross Coupé von Volkswagen verbraucht nur 1,8 l/100 km
04.03.2012
Die Cross Coupé Studie wird von einer Allianz aus einem Turbodiesel-Direkteinspritzer (TDI) und zwei Elektromotoren angetreben. Durchschnittsverbrauch im neuen europäischen Fahrzyklus (NEFZ): sensationell niedrige 1,8 l/100 k more >>
The BMW i design DNA, Born electric
01.03.2012
BMW i spells visionary vehicles and a new take on premium mobility that has sustainability very much at heart. Pivotal to the new BMW sub-brand are alternative drive systems that are specifically conceived for use in the city and dictate the design process from start to fi more >>
Toyota Motor Europe und LeasePlan kooperieren im Bereich Elektrofahrzeuge
23.02.2012
Prius Plug-In Hybrid wird vor Markteinführung von LeasePlan-Kunden getestet    Mehr umweltschonende Autos im Fuhrpark    Bestwertung bei ökologischen Einsparpotenzial more >>
L'odyssée électricque passe par Bruxelles le 16 février
14.02.2012
Samedi 11 février à Strasbourg, Antonin Guy et Xavier Degon ont pris le départ de leur ‘Odyssée Electrique’ à bord d’une CITROËN C-ZERO. 80 ans après l&rsquo more >>
Honda Begins Deliveries of 2013 Fit EV
31.01.2012
City of Torrance to test battery-electric vehicle as a part of Honda Electric Vehicle Demonstration ProgramHonda delivered a 2013 Fit EV battery-electric vehicle to the city of Torrance today as one of the first major steps in the Honda Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program, a prelude to the retail market launch of the Fit EV with customers in California and more >>
BMW Delivers First All-Electric ActiveE in the US
13.01.2012
The next chapter in BMW’s EV development takes to the roadBMW today delivered the first all-electric ActiveE in the US and began the next chapter in its electromobility strategy. Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO of BMW of North America present more >>
Ford startet in den USA die Produktion des rein batterieelektrischen Ford Focus Electric
20.12.2011
    Ford hat etwa 500 Patente für Elektro- und Hybrid-Technologien angemeldet    Ford Focus Electric ab Ende 2012 auch in Deutschland verfügbarIm hochmodernen Ford-Werk Wayne (Mich more >>
Opel RAK e statt Rentierschlitten
15.12.2011
Weihnachtsmann geht elektrisch„Stille Nacht“ mit lautlosem und abgasfreiem ElektroantriebEmissionsfrei war der Weihnachtsmann schon immer unterwegs. Doch seinen Rentierschlitten lässt er dieses Jahr in der Remise. Aus more >>
Exklusive sequenzielle Doppelturbo-Technologie im Opel Insignia
08.12.2011
•    Neuer 2.0 CDTI BiTurbo mit innovativem Kühlkonzept sowie Front- und Allradantrieb•    Agiles Ansprechen und souveräne Kraftentfaltung: 143 kW/195 PS, 400 Nm•    Ver more >>
Forschungskonsortium entwickelt Leichtbaukarosserie für Elektrofahrzeuge
08.12.2011
Zusammenschluss deutscher Forschungspartner aus Industrie und WissenschaftDer ressourcensparenden und energieeffizienten Gestaltung des gesamten Automobils kommt gerade bei Fahrzeugen mit elektrischem Antrieb hohe Bedeutung zu. Daher soll im Rahmen des nationalen Förderprojektes LIGHT-eBODY, koordiniert durch die Volkswagen Konzernforschung, eine speziell more >>
Opel entwickelte in Zusammenarbeit mit KISKA ein visionäres Fahrzeug
30.11.2011
Mit dem neuartigen, batteriegetriebenen Experimentalfahrzeug RAK e führt Opel seine Pionierrolle bei alternativen Antrieben weiter.Bsonderheiten der Studie sind die minimalen Energiekosten - 100 Kilometer Fahrstrecke kosten rund einen Euro - sowie das durch intelligenten Leichtbau geringe Gewicht. Der Stadtflitzer wiegt zwei Drittel weni more >>
Honda Exhibits World Premiere of EV-STER
30.11.2011
...the next-generation electric small sports conceptHonda Motor Co., Ltd. will exhibit the world premiere of the EV-STER, the next-generation electric small sports concept model, at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011, which will take place at Tokyo Big Sight fr more >>
Mitsubishi Motors to Launch New MINICAB-MiEV Commercial Electric Vehicle in Japan
24.11.2011
- Prices start from ¥1,730,000 after application of eco-car subsidy -Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that it will launch the new MINICAB-MiEV*1 minicar-class commercial electric vehicle (EV)-the second product in its next-generation EV lineup-on December 8, 2011 at dealerships throughout Japan. Depending on specification the new model w more >>
Präsentation des Forschungsfahrzeugs Volkswagen eT! in Potsdam
22.11.2011
Prof. Leohold: „eT! vereint konsequent ökonomische und ökologische Aspekte“Als Zukunftsvision präsentiert das Forschungsfahrzeug eT! das für Elektrofahrzeuge im gewerblic more >>
SEAT unveils its first all-electric car
09.11.2011
Fleet cars to be made available• Company presents new Altea XL Electric Ecomotive and plug-in hybrid Leon TwinDrive Ecomotive • SEAT envisages hybrid and electric car production from 2015 • El more >>
Pilot project kicks off with Audi A1 e-tron in Munich
30.10.2011
    20 Audi A1 e-tron models now on Munich streets    TU Munich gathering and evaluating mobility data    CO2-free mobility with green powerOn October 28th 2011,  20 units o more >>

2001-2020 automobilsport.com full copyright