Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Daimler Betting on E-Cell and F-Cell Expensive Cars

According to the New York Times, Mercedes Benz is hedging its bets with expensive electric and a fuel cell cars. The SLS AMG E-Cell all-electric version of its $185,000 supercar is to go on sale in 2013.

This high-voltage coupe can produce 525 horsepower and 649 pound-feet of torque. 

Also rolling onto the stage at the Mercedes press event was the F-Cell, a hydrogen fuel-cell version of the B-Class. This was on display at the LA Auto Show, too and began sales in the state to a limited market. Daimler wants to see how much interest there is, which would make it worth the investment to ramp up the volume. 

It was very interesting to see how much Daimler and BMW have been focusing on green cars fairly recently. This comes a lot from strict regs in the EU and US. Whatever the cause, they've added it to their game plans. 


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