Mercedes’s has prepared one special GLC for the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. The German manufacturer has a plan to introduce a hydrogen fuel cell crossover, which will be named the 2018 Mercedes GLC F-Cell EQ. The vehicle fitted with an alternative powertrain will reportedly hit the European dealership early next year. However, it won’t be available everywhere, because the potential drivers have to have hydrogen stations somewhere in a range of 300 miles.
According to the automaker, the 2018 Mercedes GLC F-Cell EQ isn’t a typical hydrogen-powered vehicle. No, we are talking about a plug-in hybrid crossover which combines hydrogen and electric powers. Aside it features a hydrogen tank this GLC sports a 9.0-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery which provides enough power for around 30 miles of drive. Still, with hydrogen tanks filled and fully-charged battery Mercedes’ upcoming GLC F-Cell EQ will be able to cross around 300 miles, which isn’t bad at all.
The bad part of the idea is lack of hydrogen stations at the moment. However, the Germany will solve the issue very soon, because the country should have 100 hydrogen stations by 2018/2019, while there is going to be 400 hydrogen refueling stations across Germany by 2023