Mercedes-Benz is previewing a plug-in hybrid hydrogen fuel-cell GLC that they plan to free up in 2017.
Yes, you read that right. Unlike other fuel-cell automobilesequivalent to the Toyota Mirai or Honda Clarity, Mercedes’ GLC fuel-cell automobile volition utilize a 9-kWh battery pack, making it rather unique.
The merging of a li-ion battery with about 30 miles variety plus a 300-mile-range gasolinecellular stack as the maximum importantenergy mirrors, in concept, the Audi A7 H-tron, which trusted an 8.8-kWh battery.
No gas engine is involved, and one reason why for the battery pressure is that Mercedes observes there aren’t adequate hydrogen refilling stations. With the GLC, drivers may beready to recharge at public charging stations if a hydrogen refilling station isn’t situated close by.
It’s unclear when the GLC-Class-based fuel-cell vehicle will debut, yet reports advocateit'll exist the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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Mercedes-Benz has prior to now produced a B-Class F-Cell in 2009, but the corporatesimplest leased it to fleets and a make a selection few consumerswhilstno longerproviding information technology for sale to the overall public.
As for the hot GLC, its battery is at the rear, while the fuel-cell stack – advanced alongside Ford in a joint undertaking –is below the hood. There are two tanks for the garage of 8.8 pounds of hydrogen. One will run down the middle of the vehicle,while any other will be placed under the rear seats.
In order to make the fuel-cell stack fit, it's far being gotten smallerby way of around xxx% while the use of 90-percent less platinum, says the automaker.
No worth has been announced at this time. Mercedes-Benz has advised that regardless ofthe existing infrastructure dilemma, prices will come down, fuel will grow greener with development, and FCVs have already got longer stove and quicker refueling than battery electric vehicles.
This article originally appeared on HybridCars.com
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