As a standalone Daimler Truck business readies to go public Dec. 10, the company gave analysts an update on the overhauled organization Nov. 11.
A key component of the plan involves winning the race to zero emissions with a strategy that will involve both battery-electric and fuel-cell-electric technologies, while internal combustion engines are gradually phased out.
“We have all the levers in place to push to zero emissions,” said Daimler Truck’s global leader, Martin Daum. “We are pursuing a dual track strategy of battery cell and fuel cell. We are convinced both have a place in the market.”
Battery-electric will be well suited for local, return-to-base hauls while fuel cell trucks will be required for heavier payloads, faster fueling requirements, and longer distances.