The vehicles are in customer hands or currently being prepped for use around the globe.

This is only the beginning of our efforts, said Mark Chernoby, vice president Advance Vehicle Engineering. Over 100 fuel cell vehicles generating data in different environments gives DaimlerChrysler a unique advantage.

In order to maintain the continuity of its leading position in fuel cell developments and to focus expertise and resources more efficiently, DaimlerChrysler has also entered into a strategic alliance with Ford Motor Company and the fuel cell specialist Ballard Power Systems.

Fuel cell vehicles are part of DaimlerChrysler’s advanced propulsion technology umbrella, which includes efficient gasoline engines, advanced diesels and hybrid powertrain systems.