Mercedes-Benz GLC plug-in hydrogen fuel-cell coming in 2017
Mercedes-Benz will launch a plug-in hydrogen fuel-cell version of its crossover GLC in 2017. This GLC aims to highlight the technology savvy aspect of Mercedes Benz.
Fuel-cell or Fuel Cell technology gives vehicles a long operating range and minimum refueling stops. The new technology can be used in all variants of automobiles. Engineers from both Mercedes Benz and Daimler have joined hands to come up with a new and compact Fuel Cell system.
The latest GLC will have a fuel stack that has been reduced by 30% to fit the conventional engine compartments. The fuel stack uses 90% less platinum thereby making the car ‘green’. It will also have a 9 kWh lithium ion battery pack. It will take only 3 minutes to refill the hydrogen fuel tank.
For the first time in the history of automobile engineering, it would be possible to charge the lithium ion battery externally by using the plug in technology. The battery here will serve as an additional source of energy for the electric motor.
With this intelligent combination of fuel cell and battery system, the upcoming 2017 GLC offers its drivers the utmost efficiency and comfort. The fuel cell will enhance the performance and operating range of the car.
Officially, no price of the hydrogen Fuel Cell version of the GLC model has yet been disclosed by Mercedes Benz.
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