Mercedes-Benz' B-Class F-Cell – a front-wheel drive, hydrogen-fed, compact sports tourer – is one of only a handful of fuel cell vehicles currently offered to the public by a major automaker. Before 2010 came to a close, the F-Cell hit U.S. soil with a lease price of $849 (plus tax) per month. Recently, M-B delivered two more F-Cells; one to the German Federal Ministry of Transport and the other handed over to NOW GmbH – Germany's National Organization of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell
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.
Mercedes-Benz' investment of nearly 2 billion euros ($2.73 billion U.S. at the current exchange rate) into fuel-cell technology over the past 15 years will partially be paid back by those who agree to dish out $849 a month over three years (plus tax) to lease the automaker's hydrogen-fed B-Class F-Cell. In order to make the high price tag seem a bit more reasonable, the monthly fee includes fuel and insurance. Interestingly, Mercedes-Benz opened ordering for the F-Cell in early October, but wait