Just the other day, Mercedes-Benz put its hydrogen-powered F-CELL Roadster concept on the road for the very first time. While that vehicle isn't exactly what you'd call practical for the vast majority of mankind, the German automaker has another hydrogen-powered automobile that's set to make its first public appearance in short order. The new zero-emission vehicle will be based on the B-Class and will reportedly enter small-scale series production before the end of the year.
This little tidbit was briefly mentioned in the automaker's latest press release, which is pasted after the break. We'd expect the fuel-cell B-Class to take inspiration from the Mercedes-Benz BlueZero concept vehicles that made their debuts at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year.
Daimler also confirmed plans to build a few electric smart fortwo hatchbacks sometime around the end of 2009 for testing under the e-mobility Berlin project.