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F-Cell World Drive Reaches The Land Of Oz

The F-Cell’s World Drive journey pushes forward with its arrival in Australia, after spending March in the North American continent. The three F-Cells will continue the epic event by traveling from Sydney to Perth via Melbourne and Adelaide. The Australian leg will last 13 days, and cover 5,000 kilometers. From Perth, the trio of F-Cells with head on to the Chinese mainland, where they will be as much a marketing exercise as a demonstration into the benefits of hydrogen power. The arrival in China is timed to coincide with the Shanhai Auto Show. According to Herbert Kohler, Daimler chief of E-Drive & Future Mobility, “One major advantage of fuel cell… Continue Reading »

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[Video] F-Cell U.S. Leg To Cover 4,600 Miles To Seattle

Using three neon green B-Class F-Cell vehicles, Mercedes-Benz began the U.S. leg of the F-Cell World Drive from Fort Lauderdale on February 25, 2011. The trio of hydrogen-powered cars will proceed to New Orleans, Louisiana and on to Seattle, stopping at several cities in between. The North American leg will cover 4,660 miles and Linde will supply the fuel these cars need for their world drive. At Seattle, the trio of hydrogen cars will be loaded onto a plane for transport to Australia. Part of the U.S. leg will show the gaps in the country’s hydrogen infrastructure because the hydrogen cars will need to be refuelled 35 times as the… Continue Reading »

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F-CELL World Drive meets car2go in Austin

On March 1st, the vehicles embarked on their fifth leg of the USA-tour from Houston to San Antonio. Along the way, the participants stopped for a visit at car2go in Austin and gained insight into the innovative mobility program. Mercedes-Benz thereby emphasizes, that both, alternative drives like the fuel cell technology as well as intelligent utilization concepts can make a contribution to the individual future mobility. Since its start on January 30, the F-CELL World Drive demonstrates how the automotive future could look like. “Electric vehicles with fuel cell are an important step on the way towards future mobility. The F-CELL World Drive demonstrates in impressive fashion the practical merits… Continue Reading »

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Have Bright Future

Together with a car manufacturer’s consortium and hydrogen suppliers, the Japanese government has announced plans to coordinate plans of introducing fuel cell vehicles to the general public. A joint statement from Toyota, Honda and Nissan promised that beginning in 2015, the three manufacuters, in cooperation with 10 hydrogen suppliers such as Idemitsu and Tokyo Gas would roll out mass-produced fuel cell vehicles in four major urban areas. This statement was issued at Japan’s Ministry of Trade and Industry. For its part, the Japanese government has declared that it will support the mass introduction of fuel cell vehicles in 2015 and more penetration beyond it and will take the necessary actions… Continue Reading »

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F-Cell Shows Technical Maturity Through 4 Continents and 14 Countries

Driving around in an alternative-fuel automobile is a cool thing nowadays, specially with the increased collective consciousness towards all things green. Come the end of this month, Mercedes-Benz will flag off a B-Class F-Cell on a historic long-distance journey. Projected to last 125 days, the epic journey aims to demonstrate that hydrogen-powered cars can travel around the world and find the fuel necessary to make that journey. The route starts in Stuttgart and from there, the clean-burning B-Class will travel on down to Lisbon, air-freighted to the continental U.S. which it will travel across and then over to Australia. From there, a boat will take the globe-trotting B-Class F-Cell to… Continue Reading »

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Hydrogen powered Mercedes Benz Fuel Cell prepares for leasing

Take a look at one of the latest fuel alternative cars that will be at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the F-Cell fuel-cell vehicle by Mercedes Benz. Around a hundred units of this Mercedes-Benz-B-Class Fuel Cell Car will be for lease in California by December of this year. At the car show event, the lease price will be announced and speculations have it to be anywhere between six and eight hundred dollars. What runs the F-Cell fuel-cell vehicle is a 136 horsepower electric motor powered by 3.7 kilograms of hydrogen in tanks pressurized at 10,150 psi with a 35-kilowatt lithium-ion battery under the floor. It is said to be that… Continue Reading »

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