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Mercedes to present futuristic Ener-G-Force hydrogen fuel-cell-powered SUV at Los Angeles Design Cha

NY Daily News -- Mercedes will unveil its hydrogen fuel-cell-powered Ener-G-Force sports utility vehicle at the Los Angeles Design Challenge in December. The car will have a 500 mile range using a hydrogen fuel cell that uses recycled water to send powers to the car's motors.

Mercedes is presenting a futuristic hydrogen fuel-cell-powered SUV concept in a challenge for automotive designers hosted by The Los Angeles Auto Show, running from November 30 to December 9.

The German automaker imagined a spectacularly innovative SUV: the Mercedes Ener-G-Force provides a few hints as to the direction in which tomorrow's off-roaders are headed -- ever 'greener' and fully loaded.

Its power comes from a hydrogen fuel cell system that generates fuel from recycled water stored in rooftop tanks and sends power to the m


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:06:55 AM

I won't hold my breath on this.
gas_too_high
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 4:03:41 PM

As I've said elsewhere (maybe in this thread?) yesterday:

If hydrogen is the fuel of the future, it's the far future.

Hydrogen requires multiple breakthroughs and infrastructure development before it could take off.

Contrast with the real fuel of the future -- natural gas. The pipeline structure is in place, today, and the technology is here, today. All that's lacking are fueling stations, which is easily remedied, especially as more fleet owners and then individual owners buy NG cars and trucks.

GTH
tomok
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 3:44:45 AM

Mercedes to present futuristic Ener-G-Force hydrogen fuel-cell-powered SUV at Los Angeles Design Challenge. Hydrogen is very expensive to make and usually requires a hydrocarbon of some sort. If producing hydrogen on the vehicle is sufficent to fuel the car, then so be it. Would like to see this vehicle operate on the road, in the real world and be able to keep this vehicle FUELED!
My current vehicle was paid off many years ago and I don't need any car payments now! I will drive my current vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, Inbred, diesel, hydrogen, alternative fuel, CNG, concept and certainly not a Prius, Tesla, Leaf, Volt or an NYC/Sandy Special 'exploding submarine' Fiskar Karma Inbred!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
rjoeh
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:22:04 AM

With luck... this could be the beginning of many more Hydrogen operated vehicles.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:06:33 AM

old news
cheaper0ON
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:04:56 AM

Old...
rahcat
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:04:14 AM

Old News
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:02:26 AM

Good luck with that!
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:02:10 AM

Read this yesterday.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:55:09 PM

interesting!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:53:20 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:28:53 PM

This is the future, not plug-ins, not ethanol. Unfortunately for now, very expensive.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:28:26 PM

Awesome! Bring 'er on! Could be a way of the future for powering vehicles.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:28:05 PM

Go hydrogen...
CAD69
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:24:45 PM

And where do you fill it up?
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:22:00 PM

Certainly not for the masses, expensive make and expensive technology.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:21:25 PM

K
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:19:59 PM

Who cares
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:19:34 PM

Sounds very expensive
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:19:07 PM

Too rich for my blood.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:15:45 PM

that sounds pretty cool.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:12:33 PM

probably too expensive to own one
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:12:29 PM

Who can afford it, or want one??
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:12:15 PM

Oh good. They will make it affordable, won't they.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:11:55 PM

Looks like a " tank"
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:11:34 PM

It looks good and sounds like it might work if you have a bank full of money.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:07:06 PM

Do we really need yet another expensive SUV?
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:05:20 PM

Wish I could afford one!
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:05:17 PM

definitely not my car
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:04:59 PM

After 15 years of talk, one makes it to market!
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:00:46 PM

Something else I'll never be able to afford...
carefrey
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:00:23 PM

Who can afford one?
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:55:36 PM

Sounds expensive. Might be worth it though if it could also fly.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:51:38 PM

I hope it is successful as this is the hydrogen concept that was suggested in the mid 1950's in North America.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:50:41 PM

less I win the Lottery I'll never own 1
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:45:30 PM

Who cares? The cost of one would be so prohibitive.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:42:17 PM

Can't imagine the price tag that will go with it.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:41:32 PM

This will be interesting
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:37:39 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:34:38 PM

WHAT WILL THE COST BE
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:33:32 PM

Cool
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:29:38 PM

Wow!
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:26:35 PM

This is something I don't know much about. Will be interesting to watch.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:25:47 PM

Mercedes came out with a hydrogen car 10 years ago ...... for $250,000 Good luck with this one
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:25:26 PM

Sounds good, but can they make them affordable.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:25:01 PM

Interesting, but no sale!
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:23:20 PM

Cant wait to see it. Where will people fuel them???
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:21:32 PM

ok
tdc007
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:21:23 PM

Ok.
Sapper08
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:18:37 PM

Then we'll be buying water by the gallon. Wait, we are alredy are @ $1 for 16oz, that's $8/gal.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:18:34 PM

Maybe they will try to run them on Nucular power next
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