Mercedes-Benz confirms hydrogen-powered GLC F-Cell is coming next year

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it will release its own fuel-cell vehicle next year, which will be a fuel-cell version of the GLC SUV, dubbed the GLC F-Cell.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC


Conversations around fuel-cell vehicles have increased significantly over the last few years, especially with the arrival of the Toyota Mirai and the upcoming Honda Clarity. Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it will release its own fuel-cell vehicle next year, which will be a fuel-cell version of the GLC SUV, dubbed the GLC F-Cell.
Mercedes-Benz R&D chief Dr Thomas Weber recently confirmed the news to Autocar at the Detroit Auto Show. He didn’t release any specs about the hydrogen-powered GLC, but did state that it will feature “the newest fuel cell technology available.” The hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain shouldn’t take up as much room as older systems, since most of it will reside in the space that’s usually occupied by the GLC’s combustion engine. Weber also confirmed last year that it will take about three minutes to refuel the GLC F-Cell’s hydrogen tanks.

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Weber also confirmed that Mercedes-Benz is “well advanced” on its new electric car. The electric car is expected to have a driving range between 250-300 miles.

Source: Autocar