Briefly Noted: FC DaimlerChryslers
More fuel cell cars for California: DaimlerChrysler delivered eight more fuel cell cars last month to California customers, bringing the grand total in the state to 25. Five F-Cell vehicles were turned over to Los Angeles International Airport for use in its airport fleet of alternative-fueled vehicles, claimed to be the largest in the country. The cars will be refueled at the airport hydrogen fueling station dedicated in September 2004, a joint project of BP, Praxair, Los Angeles World Airports, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the California Energy Commission and the U.S. Energy Department. And three more F-Cells were handed to Pacific Gas ands Electric Co., San Francisco, a utility that claims to have the fourth largest alternative truck fleet in the nation. The utility says the cars will be driven by a variety of employees - from fleet mechanics to project managers and officers. With more than 100 hydrogen-fueled cars and trucks in the hands of customers around the world, DaimlerChrysler says it is operating the world's largest fuel cell fleet of any automaker.
Contacts: DaimlerChrysler, Nicholas Cappa, 212/248-512-4266, firstname.lastname@example.org; PG&E, News Department, 415/973-5930.