Daimler Trucks chief says clean trucks will be ready before clean fuels

Daimler Trucks could have a full line of zero-emission commercial vehicles ready by 2027, ahead of most proposed deadlines for phasing out internal combustion engines, but deploying them will depend on infrastructure investments that have not yet been made, the Daimler AG unit’s chairman said. “The infrastructure will take longer than we take to make a good product available,” Martin Daum, who will lead Daimler Trucks into a planned spinoff later this year, told Reuters in an interview. Shifting commercial trucks to fuel cells or batteries will require mass production of hydrogen and significant investments in electric charging infrastructure, Daum said.

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