Mercedes-Benz Develops Fuel-Cell Vehicle

November 2nd, 2016 by


Mercedes-Benz has been developing their first production vehicle that will feature a fuel cell system. This car is expected to be on the market next year. The Mercedes GLC F-Cell will have a plug for a lithium-ion energy storage unit. This storage unit serves as an additional energy source for the electric motor. It can be charged externally. The vehicle uses a combination of the energy storage and the fuel cell to have an average range of 500 km. The electric drive has a 50 km range.


#Mercedes-Benz designed the new technology to fit into the regular compartments a standard engine uses. This helped reduce costs and keep the same design as a standard vehicle. The development of this new vehicle helped Mercedes-Benz find ways to reduce production costs. This vehicle will only be available in certain markets because of the lack of hydrogen filling stations. Canada does not have enough filling stations to make this type of technology sustainable, but markets like the one in Germany have a sufficient amount to make this technology practical. Companies like Mercedes-Benz hope that soon more areas will build more hydrogen filling stations so the technology can further advance.


This new technology is the first step toward cleaner vehicles. If you are interested in checking out a new Mercedes-Benz, visit us at Mercedes-Benz Brampton. We have lots of options and a staff that can help you with whatever you need. For more information about what we have to offer, visit our website.






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