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|Daimler AG F-Cell|
|Production||2002 (Concept car)|
2010 (B-Class F-CELL)
|Body and chassis|
|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 mi (161 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 hp), and a range of about 250 mi (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.
- 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).
- On May 31, 2006, Daimler revealed that select individuals in California would be able to take their driving examination in an F-Cell.
- 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.
- On June 21, 2011, Daimler announced it was moving up commercialization of the B-Class F-CELL to 2014
- On Jan 31, 2014 YouTube video uploaded of new F-cell fuel cell, no information known otherwise.
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