Benz B-Class F-CELL Wins German eCar Award 2012

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL is the best electric car with fuel cell – this is the result of an online survey completed by 18,324 readers of specialist magazines “Auto Bild” and “Auto Test.”

The B-Class F-CELL is the first passenger car with fuel cell drive to be produced by Mercedes-Benz under series conditions. Production of the model has already been under way since 2009. The vehicle generates the power for its electric drive itself on-board from the chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen. Its tank can be filled with hydrogen in three minutes, providing a range of some 248 miles. And thanks to its 100 kilowatt (136 hp) electric motor, it provides driving pleasure and dynamism on a par with a 2.0-litre gas engine. The vehicle’s NEDC consumption amounts to just 71 mpg (diesel equivalent). At the same time it produces no emissions whatsoever: the only thing to come out of its exhaust is pure water.

This zero-emission principle, paired with impressive performance characteristics, convinced the readers of the specialist German magazines “Auto Bild” and “Auto Test” to vote the Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL into first place in the category “Best electric vehicle with fuel cell”, thus enabling it to secure the eCar Award 2012.

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  • Jay

    The “Auto Bild” magazine really is addressing the more simple minded people in Germany. I would not judge this to be a highly qualified result.

  • billy

    IF I SEE ONE MORE TOPIC ABOUT A HYBRID OR GREEN CAR I WILL KILL SOMEONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Roy_H

    I hope that someone is yourself. If you don’t like it, don’t come to this site.

  • Roy_H

    I really don’t understand auto manufacturers putting so much effort into a system that has very little chance of succeeding. Hydrogen will always be much more expensive than electricity. Range difference from next gen batteries will be a moot point. Installing the hydrogen infrastructure will cost $25B /country and be a nightmare to get it right.

  • Radek

    In my opion electric cars aren’t environmently friendly. What about this used battery. What about production of the battery, what about utilization? business english

  • Monk

    Mercedes is the first brand in the World. They are producing great cars but I prefer standard engine cars chwyty gitarowe