Pick your power, Mercedes' 1st fuel-cell SUV

The Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell drives like any modern electric vehicle, offering seamless acceleration and instantaneous torque.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell drives like any modern electric vehicle, offering seamless acceleration and instantaneous torque.PHOTO: DAIMLER

The world's first fuel-cell SUV with lithium-ion battery storage allows Mercedes to bet on two technologies in one car

Mercedes-Benz's latest hydrogen fuel-cell car is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) which also has a lithium-ion battery pack.

This strategy allows power recuperation, which vehicles running on only fuel cell - a battery which makes its own power - do not enjoy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 20, 2018, with the headline 'Pick your power'. Print Edition | Subscribe