Hygenius: Mercedes' Fuel Cell Hybrid

Fuel Cell Hybrid VehicleThe "Hygenius" is a fuel cell hybrid that Mercedes-Benz will introduce at the upcoming Tokyo show. The car will utilize fuel cell technology in combination with an electric motor. The result is that the car functions much like current hybrids, without the gas (or diesel). At low speeds the motor draws its power from the battery alone. When you accelerate, both fuel cell and battery feed the motor in unison. The company points out that the fuel cell could also serve as a mobile power source, its 66 kW of electrical power being sufficient to keep several detached houses supplied with power. :: Green Car Congress

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