Managing the Financial Side of Commercial Fleets

Mercedes Fuel-Cell Vehicles Available for Order in California

October 12, 2010

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell was one of several alternative-fuel vehicles available for the public to test drive at the recent AltCar Expo in Santa Monica, Calif.

MONTVALE, NJ - Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) confirmed that Daimler AG has started taking orders for its new Mercedes-Benz hydrogen fuel-cell car that will be leased to customers in California.

The leases, ranging from $600-$800 monthly including fuel, are being limited to drivers in Los Angeles and the San Francisco area because of the restricted availability of hydrogen fuel, according to MBUSA. Six hydrogen fueling stations are open to the public in the Los Angeles area this year.

Mercedes expects the hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle to have a driving range of 240 miles.

Company officials said lessors will receive the vehicles beginning in mid-December, with five to 15 in the initial delivery and more expected next year. The company has said it planned to lease 200 of the B-Class F-Cell, a four-door hatchback, in the U.S. and Europe in 2010.


Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Sponsored by

Fuel payment and control systems featuring various branded, multi-branded or universal credit cards offered by fleet management and leasing companies to reduce driver and company fleet office administration, to simplify reporting of data useful to fleet operating and expense records, and to better insure compliance with company fuel usage policies or requirements.

Read more

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher