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Ford teams up with Nissan and Daimler to construct new fuel cell technology

Ford teams up with Nissan and Daimler to construct new fuel cell technology

A trio of well-known car brands have announced a joint venture, which will see the three motoring giants attempt to enhance the development of hydrogen fuel cell technologies in the years to come.

Ford, Nissan and Daimler – the latter of which is the parent company of luxury German vehicle giant Mercedes-Benz – are to begin their collaboration by developing a common fuel cell powertrain.

This concept will be able to be used by all three vehicle manufacturers, but in otherwise completely differentiated cars in order to keep each brand distinct.

It is also hoped that the deal between Ford, Daimler and Nissan – which could expand to include Renault as the French firm has its own technology-sharing partnership with Nissan – will also create state-of-the-art fuelling systems.

Such technology is currently required in the motoring industry in order to swiftly create a useful hydrogen refuelling infrastructure.

Raj Nair, group vice president of global product development at the Ford Motor Company, was also keen to stress: "Working together will significantly help speed this technology to market at a more affordable cost to our customers.

"We will all benefit from this relationship as the resulting solution will be better than any one company working alone."

Posted by Louise Clark
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