The Federal Minister for Transport, Peter Ramsauer, said that the delivery is good news for Germany and the country's electric mobility efforts:
The big difference between H2 and pure electric cars, at least today, is potential range. The F-Cell's operating range of 249 miles between fill ups makes it capable of tackling trips that the Nissan Leaf can't handle without a fill up. Of course, you can recharge a Leaf at home, which is its own kind of mobility benefit.
Our goal is clear: today we are building the best cars in the world, and in the future we also want to build the best electric cars in the world. To achieve this we need marketable, practical products, because the success of electric mobility will depend to a great extent on acceptance by users. This is why we are promoting electric mobility not only with batteries, but also with hydrogen and fuel cells.