It will not arrive until 2018 but we know Mercedes plans to introduce its first fuel cell car taking the basis of a Mercedes GLC. The fuel cell cars that use hydrogen to generate electricity through a chemical process (called reverse electrolysis) attracting more headlines in the media. We already knew the proposals coming from the Far East: Mirai Toyota Hyundai Tucson / i35 and Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Fuel Cell are three of the most prominent. In the near future the European brands will be launched gradually and prototype Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell is one of the latest developments.
After recently announced intentions to introduce their own BMW fuel cell vehicle before the end of the decade (a BMW i5 as a possible model and in collaboration with Toyota) now Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that its plans for 2017 . It will be this year in Frankfurt to take place in September when the Mercedes GLC F-Cell which will be released in 2018 and is present.
The German Hydrogen SUV promises a range of 600 kilometers over 482 km announcing the Toyota Mirai and 560 km of the proposed Hyundai but below the 700 km of the Honda Clarity. Estimated recharge time hydrogen tanks will be about 3 minutes in line with the known. All the mechanical assembly that drives the Mercedes GLC F-Cell which a completely new development is announced will be installed under the hood.
The information revealed by Mercedes still scarce but it is known to be sold in specific markets. The direct selling price will be around 71300 euros although you will get the option of using a monthly leasing program.
It is not the first time that Mercedes-Benz experience on fuel cell technology hydrogen. Several years ago he developed a prototype the Class B Fuel Cell which already showed signs that the German manufacturer wanted to invest in this technology.
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