DaimlerChrysler, EPA, UPS Team on FCV

May 18, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

DaimlerChrysler AG (Auburn Hills, MI), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) announced that they will work together to put a fuel cell delivery vehicle on the road later this year. The three companied reported that they would base their efforts in Ann Arbor at the EPA National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory.

The DaimlerChrysler fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) will be used in normal UPS delivery operation on an established delivery route, and they will be fueled at a hydrogen refueling station. An F-Cell, a Mercedes-Benz A-Class powered by a Ballard fuel cell, was expected to begin letter delivery toward the end of this summer. Next year, a fuel cell Dodge Sprinter van will begin delivering larger packages.