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Mercedes wants to sell a plug-in hybrid that runs on hydrogen

 

Few automakers have treaded into the hydrogen fuel cell waters for production cars, but Mercedes-Benz is about to, and with a twist on the formula. The Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell is set to be the first plug-in electric that also runs on hydrogen. The automaker announced Tuesday at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt the pre-production testing models of the GLC F-Cell, with planned sales set for the U.S. in 2019. Models being tried now feature a 197-horsepower setup that has a 13.8 kWh battery capacity and 4.4 kg of hydrogen storage. Plug it into a charger, and the GLC F-Cell’s batteries can charge in as little as an hour and a half and give approximately 30 miles of range. That’s when the hydrogen is then used to power the car to a……

 

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