Apparently it's hydrogen week here on AutoblogGreen, and perhaps all these fuel cell stories actually are heralding the new hydrogen economy blooming right before our eyes. Maybe, maybe not. Whatever the case, for some new drivers in California, learning to drive was a green experience, thanks to the DMV's fuel cell Mercedes-Benz F-Cell.

The DMV vehicle is part of the world-wide fleet of fuel cell vehicles Mercedes has on the road. One student who took his driver's test in the car said, "It was an experience to see the look on the evaluator's face at the DMV. I'm sure it made his day to ride around in the F-Cell giving me my driving test." Strange that the student was so concerned about how the instructor felt.

The F-Cell can go about 100 miles per charge and has a top speed of 85 mph. The electric motor develops 88 hp (65 kw), enabling acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 16 seconds, according to the Chrysler Group.

[Source: Chrysler Group]

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