New fuel cell joint venture created

Daimler Truck and Volvo has formed a joint venture with MAHLE to cooperate in the development of fuel cell technology.

The new 50:50 venture, cellcentric, will seek to develop innovative solutions in fuel cell technology for use in heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

cellcentric CEO, Matthias Jurytko, said: “cellcentric has the intention to become a world leading manufacturer of fuel cells. Our fuel cell is explicitly designed for use in heavy trucks. Accordingly, it meets the high-quality requirements of the automotive industry and the relevant standards. With MAHLE, we have a partner at our side that has decades of experience as an automotive supplier as well as broad expertise in fuel cell peripherals.”

Martin Wellhöffer, corporate executive vice president sales and application engineering at the MAHLE Group, said: “We are pleased that cellcentric has chosen MAHLE technology. The agreement reached between MAHLE and cellcentric represents a valuable step towards a joint strategic future in the development of zero-emission powertrains.”