Germany: Hamburg Police Add Hydrogen Fuel Cell Patrol Car to Fleet

By January 25, 2020 2   min read  (299 words)

January 25, 2020 |

Hamburg Police Fuel Cell Car 2

The Hamburg police have added a new patrol car with fuel cell propulsion to their fleet. This is the world’s first F-CELL in police service. 

At a ceremony in Hamburg, Commissioner for Police Ralf Martin Meyer and Thorsten Krumm, Head of Vehicle Fleet Management received the environment-friendly patrol car.

Hamburg Police Fuel Cell Car small

Representing Mercedes-Benz at the handover ceremony was Matthias Kallis of Mercedes-Benz Head of Sales Passenger Cars and Transport North.

The patrol car is a Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell. The vehicle is powered by hydrogen and it will be refueled at one of the three public hydrogen refueling stations in Hamburg.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell has a range of about 400 kilometers. According to the police, the car is the world’s first police car that simultaneously has a fuel cell and a battery drive.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL (weighted hydrogen consumption: 0.91 kg/100 km, weighted CO2 emissions: 0 g/km, weighted power consumption: 18 kWh/100 km)1 is in service with the Hamburg police.

The SUV is a long-distance, all-electric vehicle with zero CO2 emissions while driving. Intelligent interplay between battery and fuel cell, long-range and short refuelling times make the GLC F-CELL a vehicle of high everyday practicality and also suitable for short and long-distances.

In addition to the police-specific stickers in VESBA design, the GLC F-CELL also has other typical conversions for patrol cars such as a radio pre-installation, a tone sequence amplifier, a roof beam system, two horn loudspeakers etc.

With the acquisition of alternative drives for patrol cars, the course is set for an environmentally friendly, future-proof fleet of the Hamburg police. 1 The figures for hydrogen consumption, electrical consumption and CO2 emissions have been determined in accordance with the prescribed measuring method according to Directive 692/2008/EC.; N253



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