Published on November 19th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro0
Mercedes Ener-G-Force Concept Is A Green Offroader
Called the Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept, this futuristic G-wagen has long-term operations in remote areas in mind. The Energ-G-Force is powered by recycled water stored in rooftop tanks which is then transferred to a “hydro-tech” system that converts the water and other resources into hydrogen fuel.
As with anything operating in remote areas, redundancy is key. The Ener-G-Force uses four wheel-mounted motors, which means that even if two motors die, you’ve still got enough power to limp along. In a nod to law enforcement, the amount of vulnerable glass is limited, protecting the occupants from unruly hippies and angry bears.
It’s a pretty cool concept, though not one I ever expect Mercedes to put on the road. But I’ve always enjoyed works of futurism, and this concept is no exception.