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Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell prototype

    Large global automakers customarily pursue research into multiple types of technologies and future powertrains at the same time. Sometimes they pan out, sometimes they don't. German automakers have only really come around to devoting their efforts to plug-in electric cars in the last five or six years. DON'T MISS: Mercedes-Benz electric cars to arrive sooner as urgency increases Before that, zero-emission vehicles of the future were expected to operate on hydrogen fuel cells, for which networks of fueling stations to supply pure hydrogen at high pressures would have to be constructed...

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    Early Mercedes fuel-cell driver's 'sobering assessment' to industry

    As the old saying goes, you can identify the pioneers by the arrows in their backs. Being an early adopter of new technologies can be exciting, but it can also require adaptations to fit into its limitations. Just ask David Wenger, one German proponent and driver of a Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell...

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    Mercedes-Benz Could Launch Next Fuel-Cell Car In 2017

    Mercedes-Benz has delved into the world of fuel-cell vehicles before, with several concepts and the F-Cell prototype from a few years back. But so far--like most automakers--there's not been a model people can actually buy. That might change in 2017, according to Motoring (via Motor Authority), as...

  • First Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle delivery, Newport Beach, Dec 2010
    Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars? Daimler Delays, Seeks Nissan, Ford As Partners

    While gasoline engines will be with us for many years, and plug-in electric cars are coming slowly, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles remain in the background. Four makers have said they will launch production cars powered by hydrogen between 2015 and 2018. Now, one of those companies has slammed on the...

  • Toyota FCV-R hydrogen fuel-cell concept car, 2012 Detroit Auto Show
    Which Carmakers Are Still Serious About Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles?

    Hydrogen fuel-cell cars have not progressed as fast as some companies had predicted 10 or 15 years ago. No carmaker sells a fuel-cell vehicle in any kind of volume, but plug-in electric cars are on sale in North America, Europe, and Asia, with tens of thousands sold (and likely more than 100,000...

  • 'Invisible' Hydrogen B-Class F-Cell
    Mercedes Turns Fuel Cell Car Invisible (Almost)

    Every automaker goes to great lengths to promote their cars. Sometimes, the resulting publicity stunts are nothing short of genius. Other times they’re cringeworthy. But Mercedes’ latest publicity stunt is so visually stunning you might not see it at all. That’s because Mercedes...

  • First Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle delivery, Newport Beach, Dec 2010

    While most major automakers are working on new battery-powered electric cars and plug-in hybrids, some are still investigating the benefits of more advanced fuel cell vehicles that use a hydrogen fuel cell stack to convert hydrogen into usable electric power. One of the leaders in this field is Mercedes-Benz, which we reported earlier this month was forming a partnership with German gas and engineering firm Linde to build a total of 20 hydrogen fueling stations in Germany as part of a trial spanning the next three years. Additionally, Mercedes’ parent company Daimler also announced...

  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL
    Mercedes-Benz Buddies Up To Build More Hydrogen Fuel Stations

    There was a time when hydrogen powered cars were all the rage in green car circles. They either came with advanced fuel cell electric drivetrains, the most notable being the Honda FCX Clarity and more recent Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell, two models which regular customers could actually lease, or...

  • First Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle delivery, Newport Beach, Dec 2010
    Electric-Car Deliveries? Mercedes-Benz Says, Hey, Fuel Cells Too!

    It's the week of green-car delivery publicity. Nissan delivered its first Leaf in San Francisco Saturday (and three more in San Diego, Portland, and Southern California this week), and not to be left out, Chevy delivered a Volt this morning in New Jersey. Well, damnit, says Mercedes-Benz, we...

  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell
    Want To Lease a Fuel-Cell Vehicle? That'll Be $850 A Month, Please

    Finishing our last few stories from the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, we realized we forgot one piece of consumer news: Mercedes-Benz started taking orders for its 2011 B-Class F-Cell hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle last month, and now it has announced the price. So what does it cost to lease a compact...

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