Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept | Los Angeles Design Challenge 2012

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Mercedes Benz Ener G Force Concept | Los Angeles Design Challenge 2012

The theme for this year’s http://laautoshow.com/DesignChallenge” target=”_blank”>Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge was a Highway Patrol Vehicle for 2025, and http://mbusa.com/” target=”_blank”>Mercedes-Benz‘s entry was a reworking of the automaker’s iconic G-Class. The resulting concept, dubbed the Ener-G-Force, is an off-road vehicle for the California Highway Patrol that’s eco-friendly. It uses an onboard “hydro-tech converter” to use hydrogen from recycled water (which can be collected from the roof rack) to power fuel cells, with batteries housed in the Ener-G-Force’s side skirts. Four independent wheel hub motors drive the vehicle, with a driving range rated at 500 miles. Finally, a roof-mounted “Terra Scan” device scopes the topography ahead and adjusts the suspension and ground clearance accordingly. The Ener-G-Force is one of six entries for the 2012 LA Design Challenge, with the winning design set to be announced November 29th.

Mercedes Benz Ener G Force Concept | Los Angeles Design Challenge 2012

Mercedes Benz Ener G Force Concept | Los Angeles Design Challenge 2012

Mercedes Benz Ener G Force Concept | Los Angeles Design Challenge 2012

Mercedes Benz Ener G Force Concept | Los Angeles Design Challenge 2012

Mercedes Benz Ener G Force Concept | Los Angeles Design Challenge 2012

Mercedes Benz Ener G Force Concept | Los Angeles Design Challenge 2012

Mercedes Benz Ener G Force Concept | Los Angeles Design Challenge 2012

Mercedes Benz Ener G Force Concept | Los Angeles Design Challenge 2012

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