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Official Mercedes GLC F-Cell thread

Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:16 pm

Via GCC:
Mercedes-Benz to showcase pre-production version of coming GLC F-Cell fuel cell PHEV at IAA
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/09/20170905-glcfcell.html

. . .The GLC F-CELL features a ~9 kWh lithium-ion battery pack combined with a new fuel cell stack. Around 30% more compact than previous stacks, it can be fully housed in the engine compartment for the first time. Too, the cost of the technology has been slashed due largely to a 90% reduction in the amount of platinum used in the stack. The combination of fuel cell and battery system—along with a further developed intelligent operating strategy—will offer a combined range of around 500 km (311 miles) in the NEDC. . . .

500 km/311 miles NEDC strikes me as too low given the competition. 500/311 EPA or WLTP would be okay.
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Re: Official Mercedes GLC F-Cell thread

Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:54 pm

Via GCC:
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL goes into preproduction; fuel-cell/battery plug-in hybrid powertrain
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/09/20170912-glcfcell.html

Details of the system are in the article (I'm getting an SQL error trying to copy it), but the 271.5 mile NEDC range on H2 seems a bit short. At least in Germany the density of the planned H2 station deployment will make that a minor issue - other areas with lower density of stations will be more problematic. it's certainly less inconvenient for longer trips than the i3 REx, if the H2 stations are available where needed.

Further articles:
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell EQ Power plug-in hydrogen crossover launches at Frankfurt
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1112630_mercedes-benz-glc-f-cell-eq-power-plug-in-hydrogen-crossover-launches-at-frankfurt

Mercedes GLC F-Cell: Hydrogen Fuel Meets Plug-In Power
http://insideevs.com/mercedes-glc-f-cell-hydrogen-fuel-meets-plug-in-power/
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.

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