Hydrogen-Powered F 015 Mercedes Concept Car
Some of the leading automakers in the recent years have been unveiling hydrogen vehicles to support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The F 015 Mercedes Benz Luxury in Motion car was shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2015. It is a unique hydrogen-electric plug-in hybrid vehicle with zero emissions. Basically, it’s a concept car that attempts to give an idea of what a future self-driving car by 2030 should be like, not just the usual means of transport but an ideal mobile living space. The F 015 is an autonomous car that can also give any of the four passengers the control to operate it.
An egg-like exterior design makes the Mercedes concept car look amazing and futuristic. Inside the car are 4 seats that can swivel to face each other around a table that pulls to the central area. All that can happen even while the car is in motion driving itself. The luxury car has a lot to make the passengers enjoy an experience of a shared space. It’s a great mobile environment for entertainment, working and communication.
The interior design includes screens with touch capabilities through which passengers can issue commands for various functions. With a touch on the displays inside the car, a passenger can easily change themes to experience a different environment. That’s a feature that can come in handy to adapt the environment inside the car for different purposes like work or entertainment.
Mercedes doesn’t disappoint by making sure the vision they have of a future car is one powered by hydrogen. There are several hydrogen vehicles in the market today including the 2015 Toyota Mirai. Although it is too early to tell if a hydrogen economy as proposed will ever become a reality, current trends in the auto industry seem to be embracing that kind of future. With some cars hydrogen is burned in an internal combustion engine, while in other cars hydrogen reacts with oxygen in fuel cells that power electric motors.
The F 015 Mercedes concept car does not produce any emissions because its hydrogen plug-in power system and parts are unique. A stack of fuel cells charge a lithium-ion battery that powers 2 electric motors each rated at 134 horsepower. The battery can also be charged at home without any cables via induction means, and once full it can allow up to 124 miles of driving. The range can further be increased up to 684 miles if the hydrogen tank is full. The fuel cell makes it possible by topping up the battery with more charge whenever it runs low.
With its F 015 concept car and a range of other hybrid plug-in vehicles, Mercedes is undeniably among the carmakers on the forefront of supporting the future of green zero emission cars. Surprisingly, most of the technologies included in the Mercedes concept car are already available for the latest commercial car models from the German automaker. Leading auto shops are selling all the parts including Manual Mercedes Transmissions that can even be ordered online more conveniently.