31 Mar '17, 4pm

Mercedes Says It Will Not Pursue Fuel Cell Development For Its Cars

Mercedes Says It Will Not Pursue Fuel Cell Development For Its Cars

Zetsche clams the edge that fuel cell technology once had over battery electric cars a few years ago — longer range and shorter refueling times — is dwindling. Today, advances in battery technology have cut into hydrogen’s competitive lead, especially when price is taken into account. “Battery costs are declining rapidly whereas hydrogen production remains very costly,” Zetsche said. (Plus, electric cars can be charged out home or work, whereas hydrogen fuel cell cars need an entirely new fueling infrastructure built across the world, and a very costly and sensitive one at that.)

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