Since 2002, Mercedes-Benz has developed the F-Cell fuel cell vehicles. The current version of the class B, has a range of 250 kilometers and is available for rent, start mass production planned in 2014. Mercedes has also announced the SLS AMG E-Cell, a fully electric version of the SLS sports car, with deliveries in 2013. Mercedes-Benz S400 Blue Hybrid was launched in 2009 and is the first hybrid production vehicle in the world to use a lithium-ion battery. Mid-2010, began production on the Vito E-Cell all-electric van. Mercedes expects 100 vehicles at the end of 2010 and another made from 2000 to late 2011.
In 2008, Mercedes-Benz announced that it would have a demonstration fleet of small electric cars in two to three years. Mercedes-Benz and Smart are preparing for the widespread adoption of electric vehicles in Germany starting with the installation of recharging points across their distribution networks. So far 20 Electrolyte charging stations in the UK in Brighton motorized base produced at seven sites were installed as part of a pilot project, and the expansion of the initiative is planned for late 2010.
In the United States, Mercedes-Benz was a record U.S. $ 30.66 million for their decision not evaluated the Federal Standard Corporate Average Fuel Economy in 2009. Some Mercedes-Benz, including the S550, and all AMG models sold in the United States also provides for an additional control energy consumption. However, the new AMG models fitted with the M157 engine not subject to tax on fuel consumption with higher fuel economy, and newer models are powered by the M278 and M276 engines have better fuel economy. In 2008, Mercedes also had the worst average CO2 of all major European manufacturers, ranking 14th from 14 manufacturers. Mercedes was also the worst manufacturer in 2007 and 2006 in relation to the average level of CO2 emissions of 181 g and 188 g of CO2 per kilometer.
Mercedes-Benz Car Robot
In the 1980s, Mercedes built the first robot in the world, with the team of Professor Ernst Dickensian at Bun-deswehr University in Munich. Partially Dickensian success “are promoted in 1987, the EU reached the EUREKA Prometheus Project on autonomous vehicles, funded to the tune of almost