Emission-free driving with vehicles powered by the battery and the fuel cell
The future has begun: Numerous electric and fuel cell test vehicles have proven their worth in field trials. The technical feasibility of electromobility has thus been demonstrated. The manufacture of highly diverse vehicles is now under way: The smart fortwo electric drive, Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL, Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL, Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL, Fuso Canter E-CELL, and Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid are already in operation today.
But there are still a number of challenges that will prevent electric automobiles from being a familiar sight on the roads in the near future. Boosting operating range and performance, cutting systems costs, and establishing an infrastructure are the requirements that yet remain to be fulfilled for trouble-free, comfortable operation.