Mercedes-Benz F-Cell

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Daimler AG F-Cell
Mercedes-Benz F-Cell WAS 2011 1048.JPG
Manufacturer Daimler AG
Body and chassis
Class Fuel Cell
Length 3,840 mm (151.2 in)
Width 1,764 mm (69.4 in)
Height 1,593 mm (62.7 in)

The F-Cell is a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle developed by Daimler AG. Two different versions are known - the previous version was based on the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and the new model is based on the Mercedes-Benz B-Class. The first generation F-Cell was introduced in 2002, and had a range of 100 miles (160 km), with a top speed of 82 mph (132 km/h). The current B-Class F-CELL has a more powerful electric engine rated at 100 kW (134 horsepower), and a range of about 250 miles (402 km). This improvement in range is due in part to the B-Class's greater space for holding tanks of compressed hydrogen, higher storage pressure, as well as fuel cell technology advances. Both cars have made use of a "sandwich" design concept, aimed at maximizing room for both passengers and the propulsion components. The fuel cell is a proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), designed by the Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation (AFCC) Corporation.

There are 60 F-Cell vehicles leased to customers in the USA, Europe, Singapore and Japan.


In September, 2010, Mercedes-Benz announced that a limited run of 500 2010 A-Class based F-Cells will be produced and leased to European customers.[1]

In December 2010, began its B-Class based F-Cell lease program with the first delivery to Vince Van Patten, with a further 69 to be on the roads in California by 2010.[2]

Hydrogen storage[edit]

The 350 Bar (5000 PSI) hydrogen tanks for hydrogen storage contain enough fuel for a 248 miles (399 km) drive.[3] Using 700 Bar (10000 PSI) tanks the range is extended 70% to 421 miles (678 km).[4]

Notable publicity[edit]

  • On May 23, 2006, Daimler announced that its fuel cell vehicle fleets had achieved a combined mileage of over 2 million kilometers (1.24 million miles).[5]
  • On May 31, 2006, Daimler revealed that select individuals in California would be able to take their driving examination in an F-Cell.[6]
  • On July 6, 2006, Daimler leased 1 F-Cell to DHL Japan as delivery car in Tokyo area.
  • On January 30, 2011, three F-Cell vehicles start on a 125 day long lasting journey around the world.[7]
  • On June 21, 2011, Daimler announced it was moving up commercialization of the B-Class F-CELL to 2014 [8]
  • On Jan 31, 2014 YouTube video uploaded of new F-cell fuel cell, no information known otherwise.[9]


The Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell was selected by Green Car Journal as one of the five finalists to the 2012 Green Car Vision Award.[10][11]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mercedes-Benz unveils the limited production A-Class E-Cell electric vehicle — Autoblog". 2010-09-16. Retrieved 2010-12-19. 
  2. ^ "US: Mercedes B-Class F-Cell now available in California". Automotive World. Retrieved 2010-12-19. 
  3. ^ "Concept BlueZERO". Retrieved 2010-12-19. 
  4. ^ "Daimler is increasing the pressure: extended operating range for fuel cell vehicles | Daimler Global Media Site > Technology > Fuel Cells". 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2010-12-19. 
  5. ^ Blanco, Sebastian (2006-05-30). "DaimlerChrysler fuel cell fleet passes two million kilometer mark". Retrieved 2010-12-19. 
  6. ^ "California Residents Use Fuel Cell-Powered Mercedes To Get Their Driver's License". 2006-05-31. Retrieved 2010-12-19. 
  7. ^ "Mercedes-Benz F-CELL World Drive in Europe: Legs 1-5". 2011-02-14. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  8. ^ Lienert, Anita (2011-06-21). "Mercedes-Benz Fuel-Cell Car Ready for Market in 2014". Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
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  10. ^ Danny King (2012-01-13). "Tesla Model S, BMW i3 among 2012 Green Car Vision finalists". Autoblog Green. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  11. ^ Sebastian Blkanco (2012-01-26). "Ford C-Max Energi wins 2012 Green Car Vision Award". Autoblog Green. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 

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