Mercedes-Benz F125 Fuel Cell Plug-in Hybrid Concept
In brief: Called a "research vehicle" by Mercedes, the F125 (125 years of automobile) is a fuel cell hybrid plug-in with a 1,000km range and looks ahead through at least two generations of vehicle.
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Make/Model: F125 Research Vehicle
The F125 is intended to demonstrate emissions-free mobility in the luxury segment of the future. It incorporates well-proven concepts and technologies that aren't yet available, but which show great future promise.
It features a logical look at how fuel cell drive systems will integrate with plug-in technology and how new hydrogen storage technologies could be incorporated into vehicle design to leverage Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF).
The batteries are lithium-sulphur, something which Mercedes has been exploring as a replacement for lithium-ion as a means of bridging the energy density gap and recuperation rate gaps.
And so ...
The concept is very cool and has a lot of promise in terms of realistic, real-world range extended electrics without any petroleum fuels being involved (true zero emissions).
Photo credits: Mercedes-Benz
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