Last Saturday, Nissan delivered the first Leaf to a lucky gent by the name of Olivier Chalouhi in San Francisco, CA. Then, on Wednesday, Chevrolet handed over the keys of the first Volt to Jeffrey Kaffee, a retired airline pilot who resides in Parsippany, NJ. Well, it turns out that Mercedes-Benz got in on the green-car delivery action that went down throughout the week as well.

On Tuesday, M-B handed off the first B-Class F-Cell to lessee Vince Van Petten, executive director of the Producers Guild of America. The transaction went down at the automaker's Newport Beach, CA dealership without much fanfare. Petten is one of only a few private individuals who will have the opportunity to pilot M-B's hydrogen-fueled B-Class vehicles, as most will be claimed by fleet operators, government institutions and public figures. The automaker singled out Petten as the lucky recipient of the first F-Cell due to his "proximity to hydrogen fueling stations, his driving habits, his understanding of environmental issues and his propensity to be an advocate for fuel cell technology."

[Source: Green Car Reports]


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