Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz has been trying to go down the zero-emission path a long time now. They had developed passenger cars with hydrogen fuel cells. However, Benz might be turning down this idea as it is turning out to be too costly for them. It was becoming double the cost of manufacturing battery-electric cars.
Hence, the company will slowly stop the production of the GLC F-Cell – the current fuel-cell model that they use. It was developed back in 2013 in collaboration with Nissan and Ford. The research boss, Markus Schäfer, has mentioned: Fuel cells work great. It’s just a cost issue, and it’s all about scaling. We need volume.