The fuel cell
"F-Cell".

Find out more about the alternative drive technologies.

Electric drive with fuel cell


Understanding the "F-Cell" fuel cell

Electric drive with fuel cell


Understanding the "F-Cell" fuel cell

The modern fuel-cell car runs on electric power generated from hydrogen with the help of fuel cells. Mercedes-Benz hydrogen-powered cars are forward-looking as they generate neither CO2 emissions nor local emissions.
The GLC F-CELL combines the environmentally friendly fuel-cell drive with an additional lithium-ion battery that can be charged easily using plug-in technology. Long distances and quick refuelling times are therefore no problem for the SUV.

Mercedes-Benz presents the GLC F-CELL


Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL.

Mercedes-Benz presents the GLC F-CELL


Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL.

The new GLC F-CELL.
The new GLC F-CELL.

Mercedes-Benz presents the GLC F-CELL - the next milestone on the road to emission-free driving. The latest electric model in the Mercedes-Benz family is electrifying the range in not one but two ways as it is the world's first model to combine innovative fuel-cell and battery technologies in a plug-in hybrid: in addition to hydrogen, the all-electric variant of the popular SUV can also be "refuelled" with electric power. The intelligent interaction between battery and fuel cell, as well as quick refuelling/charging times, make the GLC F‑CELL an ideal all-electric companion suitable for everyday use on long journeys.

Combined hydrogen consumption: 0.34 kg/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km; combined electrical consumption: 13.7 kWh/100 km

* Measured with TÜV present.

Electric drive with fuel cell


How we are making the fuel of the future with hydrogen.

The combination of fuel cell and battery technology allows for locally emission-free driving with a refuelling time of just a few minutes. Find out more about the individual drive components in the GLC F-CELL.

Electric drive with fuel cell


How we are making the fuel of the future with hydrogen.

The combination of fuel cell and battery technology allows for locally emission-free driving with a refuelling time of just a few minutes. Find out more about the individual drive components in the GLC F-CELL.

Charging socket

As an additional source of energy, the lithium-ion battery can be charged externally via a charging socket on the right-hand side of the rear bumper using plug-in technology.

High-voltage lithium-ion battery

The high-voltage lithium-ion battery has a gross capacity of 13.5 kWh and serves as an additional source of energy for the electric motor alongside the fuel cell.

The intelligent combination of fuel cell and battery system offers optimisation of efficiency and comfort.

H2 filler neck

Thanks to the 700-bar tank technology, the GLC F-CELL replenishes the entire amount of hydrogen in three minutes at a hydrogen filling station.

The GLC F-CELL provides enough energy for a range of up to 430 km with one tankful[2]. F-CELL drivers will additionally benefit from a range of up to 51 km[2] covered by the lithium-ion battery.

Hydrogen tanks

Two tanks encased in carbon fibre, fitted in the vehicle floor, hold approx. 4.4 kg of hydrogen

Thanks to the 700-bar tank technology standardized worldwide, the hydrogen supply can be replenished within just three minutes This means that in terms of the time it takes the refuelling procedure is no different from that of a car with an internal combustion engine.

Fuel-cell drive system

Energy from the fuel cell: simple concept with maximum effect.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL for the first time combines fuel cells and battery technology in a plug-in hybrid.