H2 Go: Mercedes Set to Launch Plug-in Fuel Cell GLC-class
Mercedes has been experimenting with fuel cells in which run on hydrogen since the mid-1990s vehicles, as well as in which has been leasing versions in which run on hydrogen for the class B in some markets since 2010. the company has confirmed in which in which will provide a completely new production cell vehicle next year fuel, GLC F- cell, which also will be getting a battery pack recharges through the wall components.
This particular makes fuel cells powered by electricity, as well as in which’s giving in which the highest score so far inside bingo alternative-powertrain. in which was detected variation of the design inside brand display near future technology, as well as in which carries a built-in fuel cells, which, for the 1st time, fits perfectly in what could in which be otherwise inside engine compartment. The fuel cell produces electricity in which is actually used to convert a rear-F torrent only comes as the two-wheel drive, which can be supplemented by the battery on board.
fuel cell stack was co-developed with Ford as well as built in Canada. They are then assembled to generate full power in Germany, with the F- cell, which was built in a tiny facility next to a wide Bremen station on the Merc.
in which has led the company’s requirements for a group of more than 300 miles to the GLC get two fuel tanks, both encased in a carbon fiber weave. One is actually located under the center of the auto as well as one transversely located inside rear. We’re told in which the supply of hydrogen fuel stations will be able to refill the reservoirs empty in about three minutes. In total in which can carry 4.3 kilograms of hydrogen, which will put them under the pressure of 700 bar (10152 PSI), which is actually enough to provide about 280 miles of driving range. After 30 miles remaining comes coming from the 8 kWh battery pack in which mounted above the rear tank.
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This particular leads us to an obvious problem. Such as a very high percentage of the entire world population, you probably do not live near a gas station which has a hydrogen pump. Mercedes admits in which when sales begin inside next year F- cell will be limited to markets with some of the hydrogen infrastructure, including parts of Europe, Japan as well as, of course, California. The company says in which the hydrogen infrastructure set to grow strongly inside next few years, with 300 fuel stations due to open in Germany by 2020.
There is actually also no word on how much in which will cost This particular green machine ostentatiously ( Honda clarity as well as Toyota Mireille both mobilize $ 60,000), yet we are told in which Mercedes plans to sell F- cell in a “commercial rate” as well as will not be supporting in which. in which alone could be a big step towards the future.