Working together, they said, will help maximize design commonality, which the companies believe will spur interest among component suppliers. They also believe the partnership will catch the eye of policymakers.
Ultimately, the group hopes the project will contribute to launch of mass-market FCEVs as early as 2017.
Together, Daimler, Ford and Nissan have more than 60 years of cumulative experience developing FCEVs, according the statement. Their FCEVs have logged more than 10 million kilometers in global test drives with customers and in demonstration projects.