Mercedes Brings the F-Cell to Cali

Mercedes-Benz is officially taking orders for its new B-Class hydrogen-powered vehicle.  100 examples of the awkwardly-branded Mercedes-Benz BlueEFFICIENCY “F-Cell” B-Class will be leased to Californians, beginning with L.A. and San Francisco (as those cities have – what Mercedes believes to be – adequate access to hydrogen refueling stations).

Mercedes will select the initial lessees (between 5 and 15 individuals) from the initial pool of “applicants”, who will be able to take delivery of the initial batch of F-Cells by mid-December.  Other (approved?) lessees will have to wait until sometime next year, when Mercedes decides to ship over more of the hydrogen hatchbacks.  Interested parties should CLICK HERE to fill out Mercedes’ questionnaire and get the process started.  If you’re lucky enough to be selected by Mercedes-Benz, expect to pay between 600 and 800 USD for the privilege of driving one of the rarest and most technologically advanced vehicles available anywhere.

SOURCE:  Detroit News, via the Autoblog.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.