Mercedes-Benz G-Code Is A Hydrogen SUV
Hydrogen-powered cars are a greener alternative to those powered by petrol. One new Mercedes-Benz concept car is not only powered by hydrogen, but by its paint job as well. The Vision G-Code SUV is finished in “multi-voltaic silver” paint that harvests solar and wind energy.
Instead of simply passing the electricity generated onto an internal battery, Mercedes uses it to facilitate hydrogen synthesis, creating fuel for the car’s engine. The front wheels are powered by a hydrogen engine, while an electric motor drives the rear axle. It also has some other tricks to aid the production of hydrogen: on the move, further power is drawn from the G-Code’s suspension system. One byproduct of the synthesis is oxygen, which Mercedes says “is routed to the interior as needed,” providing “a refreshing effect for the occupants.” Of course, it’s worth remembering this is just a concept, and while its looks may filter down to upcoming models, it’s unlikely we’ll see the more innovative tech on display in any production cars soon
This is kind of neat. The SUV also includes two electric scooters that are stowed in a luggage compartment, for onwards traveling once the car has been parked.