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]