DAIMLER, Shell, Total, Vattenfall Europe and hySOLUTIONS have signed an agreement with Hamburg to build a low-emission fleet of vehicles and the accompanying infrastructure.
Starting in 2010, a total of 10 latest-generation fuel-cell buses will be in operation in Hamburg, plus 20 Mercedes-Benz B-Class fuel-cell cars.
A precondition for this is the parallel construction of the necessary infrastructure.
As part of the co-operative venture, Shell and Total will add hydrogen pumps with 700bar technology to four public filling stations in Hamburg.
The project is part of the Clean Energy Partnership in Hamburg and Berlin being supported by the federal German government.