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Mercedes-Benz F 600 HYGENIUS

Mercedes-Benz F600 (2008) concept CAR review

By the CAR road team

First Drives

26 2008 09:00

Mercedes has running a test fleet of cell A-classes since and it’s preparing for small-scale of a fuel cell B-class in To get an idea of what the fuel-cell will be like, CAR has spent time on the road with the F600 HyGenius fuel concept, first seen at the show in 2005.

Ah yes, fuel cells erm, remind me, would

The fuel cell combines and oxygen in a chemical reaction generates electricity, with as a by-product. The carbon dioxide of the vehicle are zero, which it sound like the ultimate car – but those environmental credentials a hit when you consider the electrical consumed by the production of hydrogen in the place.

What’s special the F600’s stack?

The F600’s fuel cell is smaller, more powerful and economical than previous of the technology. It’s housed an A-class-style ‘sandwich’ floor with the drive motor, tank and a lithium ion battery, stores excess energy the fuel cell and captures energy through regenerative As a result the centre of gravity is low and still family-sized space

Mercedes-Benz F 600 HYGENIUS

What’s it like on the road?

doors open out and up to make easy. Generous glass a flat floor and the hum of the electrics out make F600 feel a glazed golf cart, one which features a leather-clad with heated (or cooled)

Driving it isn’t as alien as you expect. Push the familiar-looking button on the dash and it settles a subdued whistle as it idles. buttons next to the steering mimic auto gearbox select D for drive and the F600 the accelerator with a brisk forwards as the fuel cell and work together to deliver up to There’s no multi-ratio gearbox, so is uninterrupted by gearchanges. A distant hum and the whine of the electric ‘turbocharger’ supplies air to the fuel cell are all but drowned out by the rustle of wind the A-pillars as the speed builds.

F600 is impressive for its utter of fuss: it goes and stops on just like any production MB’s boffins are understandably of their multi-million-euro testbeds, but treat this one with a that speaks volumes. It need to be babied. As a forerunner of fuel cell vehicles, impressively competent and effective.

Verdict

F600 feels and complete, but turning hydrogen cell cars into a proposition means more just engineering advanced systems. A whole infrastructure for distribution has to be established, which with it a raft of concerns safety and evaporative emissions. And sustainable production of hydrogen on a plentiful supply of renewable to make it viable. Providing will take more simply the efforts of a car maker or

Mercedes-Benz F 600 HYGENIUS
Mercedes-Benz F 600 HYGENIUS
Mercedes-Benz F 600 HYGENIUS
Mercedes-Benz F 600 HYGENIUS
Mercedes-Benz F 600 HYGENIUS

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