Mercedes-Benz is going to launch their first series-produced fuel cell car on the road: the new Mercedes B Class F-Cell. The F-Cell is going to be an environmentally friendly electric car with performances which will be almost similar to the B-class equipped with a 2.0L petrol engine but it’s going to have a zero-emission drive system which will make the car use only 3.3 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers in the New European Driving Cycle.
The new Mercedes B Class F CELL will enter the production stage in late 2009 with a small lot and around 200 vehicles will be delivered to customers in Europe and in the USA at the beginning of next year. The car is going to be powered by an electric motor that delivers 136 HP/100kW and 290 Nm of torque. Mercedes announced that their B Class F-Cell is going to be able to run for 400 km on a single charge and a charge requires just 3 minutes of charging.
The car’s pricing details haven’t been announced yet but we’ll probably hear more about this F(antastic)-cell car in just a couple of months.
[Source: Mercedes Press Release]