The Mercedes-Benz F-Cell hydrogen fuel cell car gets its U. S. debut at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show in December. It’s a compact four-door hatchback, built on the B-Class platform which is popular in Europe and Asia, but Mercedes has not yet brought it to North America.
The Mercedes F-Cell boasts the equivalent fuel mileage of 86.6 miles per gallon, city-highway combined. It has a 240 mile range fueled on compressed hydrogen. Mercedes plans to produce 200 F-Cell cars in 2010, to be divided between customers in the U. S. and Europe, under a special lease program for real-life testing.
Two other hydrogen-powered cars are already available for leasing and real-life testing in the U.S. The Honda FCX Clarity — which won the Green Car of the Year Award at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show — and the Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell SUV.
Read more about hydrogen cars on the Green Cars page of Examiner.com