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Old 06-03-2011, 09:30 AM
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Mercedes-Benz has just wrapped up its world tour with the company's F-Cell fuel-cell vehicle. The trio of hydrogen-powered futuristic hatches wandered the entire circumference of the globe and racked up around 18,641 miles each in the process. The whole shebang wrapped up in front of the Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart - the exact location where the vehicles began their journey back in January.

The German automaker hopes that the drive will prove that fuel-cell vehicles are a viable alternative to traditional EVs and internal combustion vehicles and that lawmakers and businesses will respond by ramping up the infrastructure necessary to easily operate a fuel-cell auto.

The trip took 70 days and in many instances, the B-Class F-Cell vehicles had to rely on a mobile filling station for their hydrogen needs. Mercedes-Benz says that when fueling stations were available, it took as little as a few minutes to top off the onboard tanks. Hit the jump to check out the full press release, and if you're looking for some insight into what it's like to live with the fuel-cell car, check out our piece on the F-Cell.Continue reading Mercedes-Benz F-Cell World Drive successfully completed

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