Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster - Click above for high-res image gallery
The retrofuturistic F-CELL Roadster that Daimler unveiled a month ago is more than a museum piece. The slick hydrogen-powered concept car hit the road recently, traveling the same historic route, known as the first "long-distance" drive, that Bertha Benz back in 1888. The F-CELL Roadster drove from Mannheim to Weisloch, and stopped at the same chemist's shop where Bertha Benz refueled over 120 years ago. Dr. Thomas Weber, a member of the Daimler AG Executive Board, said that:
At that time Bertha Benz was not yet able to purchase the petrol she needed at a filling station, and for emission-free mobility we are also dependent on the widespread distribution of fuels for the future - electric power and hydrogen. But just as Bertha Benz refused to be discouraged by inconveniences in her day, we are just as determined to help ensure that these technologies achieve their breakthrough.
Baby steps, apparently, but taken in a totally cool looking ride. Thanks to Ashley for the tip!
[Source: Daimler via EMercedesBenz]
Daimler's F-CELL Roadster hits the road in Germany originally appeared on AutoblogGreen on Tue, 28 Apr 2009 12:52:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.