The emissions-free B-Class F-CELL is now rolling in California. Actress Diane Kruger is one of more than 35 environmental enthusiasts and early adopters to drive the fuel cell-powered vehicle.
This electric vehicle with fuel cells from Mercedes-Benz generates electricity on board in a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen. With a range of around 245 miles and short refueling times, the B-Class F CELL combines locally emissions-free mobility with suitability for long journeys.
The vehicle produces no emissions, but only pure water.
“I’m excited to be driving the F-CELL. It’s environmentally conscious, fun to drive and gets lots of attention on the streets”, says Diane Kruger. “I can travel around 245 miles on a full tank and it’s easy to refuel.” The B-Class F-CELL fuel tank can be filled in just three minutes. It develops 136 hp, with fuel consumption equivalent to just 71.27 mpg (3.3 liters per 100 kilometers).
As well as the B-Class F-CELL, Mercedes-Benz has a selection of other vehicles with alternative drive systems, ranging from clean BlueTEC diesel models to hybrid vehicles such as the S 400 HYBRID, the vehicle of choice for Hollywood’s film makers and acting community. The S 400 HYBRID features a convenient start/stop function, which switches off the petrol engine if the car slows to below 15 km/h, for example when stopping at traffic lights. Furthermore, in 2012, Mercedes-Benz will launch the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID on the European market, and the E 400 HYBRID on the American market