Mercedes F-CELL to reach the U.S. Next Year
By August 31st, 2009Monday, August 31, 2009 23:16 on
Mercedes-Benz officials said the the new B‑Class F-CELL will be launched in U.S. next year. The environmentally friendly electric car will offer a performance similar to a 2.0-liter petrol car and will be fully suited for everyday driving.
The zero-emission drive system consumes an equivalent of 3.3 liters of diesel for a 100km drive. Production of the B‑Class F-CELL will commence in late 2009 with a small lot. The first of around 200 cars will be delivered to customers in Europe and the USA at the beginning of next year. Customers will not have to sacrifice any driving pleasure either, because car’s electric motor has a peak torque of 290Nm and has a top speed of about 170kmph.
Despite these qualities, the zero-emission fuel cell drive consumes the equivalent of only 3.3 litres of diesel fuel per 100 kilometres (NEDC). In comparison with other vehicles which need hours for a complete recharge, it only takes about 3 minutes to refill the F-Cell. For the beginning the car will be available in regions with a network of hydrogen filling stations.
Original Source: Jalopnik
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