Beyond Today: The 2012 Mercedes F800 Will Run On 3 Flavors - Gas, Electricity Or Hydrogen! The Only Emission is Pure Water Vapor!
Published on May 17, 2010
Mercedes says that the future is a three-lane highway, with cars running on gas, electricity, and hydrogen. It's actually longer and wider than your average upper-end sedan, due to the two alternative engines, but innovations inside the car have kept the weight down. The seats are covered in real wood and perforated leather, but they cover a very minimal lightweight plastic skeleton. The floor of the car is now a single piece of metal rather than the heavy + costly, sandwich design. The F800 hybrid will combine a traditional gasoline engine using direct-injection technology with a hybrid module, which can be powered up by simply plugging into a charging station. Hopefully more of these will be built by the time the F800 hits the road-when was the last time you clapped eyes on a streetside charging station? Prices are likely to start at around $43,000 for the hybrid and even more for the F-cell. ...