DaimlerChrysler to Unveil Geneva Fuel Cell Vehicle

March 02, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

DaimlerChrysler AG (Stuttgart, Germany) is set to present its next generation of fuel cell vehicles at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. The new F-Cell, built on the Mercedes- Benz B-Class, is the first fuel cell vehicle in the segment of sports tourers.

The high-torque electric motor used on the Mercedes-Benz B-Class sports tourer will develop more than 100 kW to 35 kW more power than its predecessor generation, which DaimlerChrysler says will maintain the sporty driving experience expected from such a vehicle. Additionally, due to a reduction in fuel consumption and a further enhanced storage capacity over previous company models, the operating range has now been increased to almost 250 miles (400 km). The component reliability and longevity have also been further improved.