Hydrogen infrastructure takes a leap forward.
Mercedes F Cell
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
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