2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell SUV Specs and Release Date - Two aspects of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell are possible game changers within the hydrogen-powered lorry landscape. First, this pre-production SUV is really good looking, which indicates that Honda and Toyota do not have much of a reason for the styling of the Clearness and Mirai. Second, the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell operates on hydrogen fuel or on battery-stored electrical power. Toyota's Mirai needs access to hydrogen filling up terminals, while Honda's Clarity lineup requires the customer to choose in between gas-electric plug-in hybrid, battery electric, and hydrogen electrical drivetrains.
The versatility Mercedes offers the field is vital to urging fostering of fuel-cell modern technology while the required framework is built. The fueling procedure is an acquainted one, and takes much less time compared to charging a battery pack. Nothing but water vapor is emitted from the car's tailpipe. And hydrogen manufacturers are progressively making use of tidy, environment-friendly, lasting methods to create the fuel.
All that's missing from a fuel-cell future is framework. Well, that, and a wonderfully styled hydrogen lorry. With the 2020 GLC F-Cell, Mercedes solves for one of those challenges.
Featuring a 147 kW electric motor making 197 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque, the GLC F-Cell is 40 percent more powerful than the B-Class F-Cell, and the drivetrain's size is 30 percent smaller, allowing Mercedes to put all powertrain components under the SUV's hood. Likewise, the fuel cell itself makes use of 90 percent much less platinum in its building, considerably minimizing the costs associated with production.
Hydrogen is saved in two storage tanks, enclosed in carbon fiber and located both within the Mercedes GLC F-Cell's floor and underneath its back seat. Integrated, they hold 4.4 kgs of hydrogen, and brand-new, internationally standard container modern technology facilitates refueling in simply 3 mins, which has to do with how much time a typical gasoline container needs.
A 13.8 kWh lithium-ion battery lies beneath the SUV's cargo location. It can be recharged in as low as 90 mins when utilizing a metropolitan fast-charger station. Prepare for longer connection times with a 240-volt house billing terminal, and much longer times if you're utilizing a conventional electric outlet in your home.
Chauffeurs pick from 4 operation settings and 3 driving modes. The driving settings are both acquainted and self-descriptive: Eco, Convenience, and Sporting activity. The operating settings call for explanation. In F-Cell operating mode, the hydrogen in the fuel containers powers the SUV. In Battery setting, the lithium-ion battery is the sole source of power, offering regarding 30 miles of variety by European standards.
To make the most of variety, approximated to be concerning 270 miles on the European cycle, the Hybrid mode permits the GLC F-Cell to draw on both the battery and the hydrogen fuel, intelligently making use of each for ideal performance. Lastly, a Cost mode focuses on billing of the battery, and also triggers books of power for enthusiastic or uphill driving circumstances.