Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL, the world’s first pluggable hydrogen car.
January 29 2016, Mercedes-Benz Rive-Sud
In 2017, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, will be presented the world’s first plug-in hydrogen car, the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL.
The benefits of the hydrogen car are undeniable; it provides remarkably long battery life and short recharge times. Mercedes-Benz engineers in partnership with Daimler have developed a compact hydrogen fuel cell system small enough to fit in a conventional engine.
With a power around 9kWh, the battery serves as an additional source for the electric motor. The combination of battery and fuel cell system provides exceptional efficiency and comfort. Thanks to this union, the GLC F-CELL allows an autonomy which turns around 500 kilometres. In order to save space, the powerful battery is located at the rear of the vehicle. Two carbon fibre tanks hidden in the floor can hold up to 4 kg of hydrogen. In addition, the GLC F-CELL can be recharged in as little as 3 minutes, which is about the same time as refuelling for a regular car.
The marriage of a fuel cell and the connection is ideal, given the increasing development of hydrogen charging station infrastructure. This system also counts on a function of “recovery“, it allows among other things to recover energy and store it in the battery during braking. To know more about this incredible vehicle, visit your South Shore dealer that can also answer to all your questions about financing and leasing.