2010 Mercedes BClass FCell | car review @ Top Speed

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Mercedes-Benz BlueZero F-Cell

2010 Mercedes B-Class

The German automaker Mercedes has just revealed the new B-Class the company’s first full production ready fuel powered EV to hit the road, with scheduled to begin in Europe and the next spring. The B-Class is propelled by an electric motor is on par with a conventional 2.0 Liter combustion engine. The electrically bundle of wound wires and provides a maximum output of 136 HP and 214 of torque fed juice by a powerful of high voltage lithium ion packs.

The electric motor is with three 700-bar storage tanks that is to run the fuel cell. Each holds just under 4 of the liquid hydrogen fuel and can a range of up to 400 kilometers with the topped off, now this is than twice as far as the previous F‑Cell from Mercedes. The part is, unlike a pure BEV can take all night to fully the F-Cell’s tanks can be filled in than three minutes at any refueling station so that you can get on your way.


Mercedes-Benz is launching its first electric car with a fuel on the road: the new B‑Class F‑CELL. The production of the environmentally friendly car is already underway. The first of 200 vehicles will be delivered to in Europe and the USA in spring next At the heart of the B‑Class F‑CELL is the electric drive system by a fuel cell, which is powerful, safe and fully for everyday use. The fuel generates the electrical power on while producing little than pure water and emissions.

The key drive components are in the sandwich floor, where are protected and do not take up much leaving the vehicle’s interior and fully usable. Thanks to its range of around 400 kilometres and refuelling times, the B‑Class combines local zero-emission with long-distance comfort and performance. Driving pleasure and on a par with a 2.0-litre petrol car courtesy of the 100-kW/136-hp electric which develops effortlessly torque of 290 Nm. The B‑Class F‑CELL the equivalent of 3.3 litres of diesel per 100 in the New European Driving Cycle

The technology for the B‑Class F‑CELL system is based on the optimised fuel cell system. It is 40 percent smaller than the in the A-Class F‑CELL from but develops 30 percent more while consuming 30 percent fuel. The main drive components include:

A compact cell stack

A powerful battery

Three 700-bar for the hydrogen and

A compact, lightweight motor at the front axle.

capability down to minus 25 Celsius

The fuel cell in the B‑Class F‑CELL, the stack, outstanding cold-start capability to minus 25 degrees Celsius. The features a new humidification system of hollow fibres that unlike with the first-generation cell, that water no freezes in the stack, a characteristic used to impair cold-start Even at minus 15 degrees the B‑Class F‑CELL starts as quickly as the very latest engine. A dedicated operating helps ensure the fuel stack reaches its optimum temperature of around 80 degrees as quickly as possible each the vehicle is started. Thanks to the cooling system and intelligent management, this ’pleasant is maintained constant under all conditions.

Range of around 400 with the tanks full

The used to run the fuel cell is in three tanks at a pressure of 700 Each tank holds under 4 kilograms of the gaseous The tanks are hermetically sealed the outside world, preventing the of hydrogen into the atmosphere if the vehicle is left to stand for periods. Thanks to the high ratio, the B‑Class F‑CELL can long ranges of up to 400 kilometres the tanks full, over as far as the A-Class F‑CELL. If the tanks are they can be filled simply and in less than three thanks to a standardised refuelling

Equivalent of just 3.3 litres of per 100 kilometres

The electric motor a excited synchronous motor a peak output of 100 kW/136 hp and a torque of 290 Nm typical of the high generated by an electric motor , is available from the instant the starts to turn. It ensures the B‑Class F‑CELL, whose dynamic handling properties are in cases far better than of a two-litre petrol car, off to an excellent start. Nonetheless, the zero-emission electric drive fuel cells consumes the of just 3.3 litres of diesel per 100 (NEDC).

Compact lithium-ion with large storage

A powerful high-voltage lithium-ion is used to store the power. It an energy capacity of 1.4 kWh and is cooled via the system circuit. When it to the battery for the B‑Class F‑CELL, drew on the experience garnered the development of the lithium-ion technology for the S 400 Advantages of the lithium-ion battery its compact dimensions and much performance compared with metal hydride batteries The energy density is 30 percent than with NiMH the power density 50 percent by comparison. Furthermore, high efficiency and a long service make the technology even compelling.

Intelligent drive management for superb efficiency

has further enhanced the operating of the electric drive with cells for the B‑Class F‑CELL. As the temperature plummets, the electric receives its electrical energy a cold start both the lithium-ion battery and from the cell system as it powers up. power is sufficient as the outside warms up; the fuel cell comes on line later on the power requirements. In drive the energy management system maintains the F‑CELL system in the operating range. The lithium-ion dynamically smoothes out variations regard to the electrical power in the current driving situation.

Whenever the driver brakes or as as they take their off the accelerator, the electric motor kinetic energy into energy, which is then in the battery, using a process as recuperation. While manoeuvring or on journeys, the electric drive uses battery power. If the capacity is not sufficient, the fuel automatically kicks in. In a bid to ensure efficiency and customer benefits, the drive management system whether the electrical energy is from the lithium-ion battery, the cell, or a combination of the two systems.

everyday practicality thanks to floor

Four fully seats and a boot capacity of 416 make the B‑Class F‑CELL suitable for day-to-day and family The F‑CELL concept has been on the basis of the unique sandwich architecture, which Mercedes-Benz 10 years ago in order to integrate drive systems with the A-Class, and which has been consistently since then. The key for the electric drive with cells are optimally protected in the underbody, thanks to a space-saving that also promotes a low of gravity. Advantages of the design

The generous interior space in the is fully retained. As the entire cell system is integrated the spacious sandwich floor, no are necessary with respect to space, luggage capacity, or

The drive technology built the sandwich floor ensures a low of gravity and, consequently, reliable, agile handling

safety meets the extremely standards associated with thanks to the sandwich concept and key drive components and the hydrogen between the axles

The B‑Class F‑CELL offers driving pleasure and full suitability without local The innovative electric car also has a deal to offer when it to equipment and appointments, including the silver special paint and exclusive 10-spoke light-alloy In the interior, leather upholstery, seats, automatic climate and the COMAND system, as well as features, ensure a high of comfort. The dynamic energy display in the COMAND system keeps the driver constantly of the battery charge status, mode of the fuel cell as well as providing information on hydrogen filling stations.

first: uncompromising safety

Mercedes-Benz applies the same safety standards to the B‑Class as to any of its other series-production models. The point is the outstanding crash of the Mercedes-Benz B‑Class, which the highest five-star rating in the NCAP (New Car Assessment The integrated safety concept of the F‑CELL takes the specific of the innovative drive system account. The experience garnered many years by Mercedes-Benz the electric drive powered by cells from the A-Class and the high-voltage technology involving the battery from the S 400 HYBRID into honing the concept.

engineers have tested the of the drive-specific components including the tank in the B‑Class F‑CELL in than 30 crash tests. The tanks are installed in the sandwich and therefore well protected in the of an impact. They hold the which is pressurised to 700 bar and have designed to withstand all conceivable

In the event of a crash, safety close the hydrogen supply to the fuel cell and decouple the from the other system Even after a serious the hydrogen poses no risk If a fire leads to excessive a temperature-controlled value vents the contents in a controlled manner.

Mercedes-Benz BlueZero F-Cell

The battery and high-voltage system in the F‑CELL feature based on the garnered with hybrid in the S 400 HYBRID an extensive, seven-stage concept.

All the wiring is colour-coded to avoid and marked with safety This prevents assembly in production, and makes the quality easier to carry out

Comprehensive protection for the entire system by of generous insulation and dedicated

The lithium-ion battery is accommodated in a steel housing. Further features: blow-off vent a rupture disc and a separate circuit. An internal electronic continuously monitors the safety and immediately signals any malfunctions

All components are connected by an electric In the event of a malfunction the high-voltage is automatically switched off

As soon as the is switched to Off, or in the event of a malfunction, the high-voltage system is discharged

During an accident, the system is completely switched off fractions of a second

The system is monitored for short circuits

The level of safety means fuel cell vehicles can use car parks, multi-storey car parks or with no restrictions whatsoever.

paving the way for the mass-produced fuel

With the B-Class F-CELL, has for the first time applied all and production standards associated series production to an electric with fuel cells. All components meet the familiar high standards in terms of reliability and service life, putting in place the ideal for mass production of the fuel powered electric drive battery to improve efficiency and costs. From 2012, the intends to fit its vehicles with batteries produced by its joint Deutsche Accumotive GmbH.

system for tomorrow’s electric

Along the same strategy for developing the hybrid, the Mercedes have also developed a system for electric vehicles batteries and fuel cells. enables amongst others the parts to be shared efficiently all electric vehicles. All key components of vehicles are ideally suited to from the electric motor and the the battery and high-voltage safety to the high-voltage wiring, and software Specific components, such as and hydrogen tanks, can be used as components for entirely different in the F‑CELL line-up. For instance, by varying the quantity as necessary: for the Mercedes-Benz fuel cell bus is by two passenger car systems of the same that is also used in a F‑CELL.

The close to series Concept is testimony to just how the company has the modular concept with electric vehicles featuring a and fuel cells. As with the F‑CELL, the Concept BlueZERO houses the key drive components in the floor in a crash-resistant configuration. on a single vehicle architecture, the concept paves the way for three with different drive configurations, which can meet all requirements for sustainable mobility and in particular as regards the key aspects of and range:

The BlueZERO E-CELL its pure battery-electric drive a range of up to 200 kilometres

The BlueZERO with fuel cell is suitable for long-distance journeys to its electric range of well 400 kilometres

The BlueZERO E-CELL with electric drive and combustion engine as a power (range extender) boasts a range of up to 600 kilometres and can cover a of up to 100 kilometres using electric alone

Mercedes-Benz BlueZero F-Cell

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