Daimler is having problems with fuel-cell tech and they are now seeking assistance from other companies, like Renault-Nissan and Ford.

Daimler is having problems with fuel-cell tech and they are now seeking assistance from other companies, like Renault-Nissan and Ford.

It was only yesterday when Toyota and BMW confirmed co-developing a fuel-cell system for cars by 2020 and now we have heard from Daimler they won't launch the fuel-cell-powered variant of the B-Class in the near future. They are now looking for strategic partners to share technology and cut costs.

Even though Daimler's fuel propulsion system is virtually production-ready, the German conglomerate will not start selling the B-Class since they can't do it at a competitive price tag. As a consequence, the B-Class fuel-cell vehicle has been delayed until at least 2017.

To lower costs and achieve higher sales volumes, Daimler is currently discussing with Renault-Nissan and Ford to figure out a deal for all four companies to share this type of technology for upcoming compact models.

Note: 2011 Mercedes-Benz F-Cell pictured

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