Mercedes-Benz has released new images on the BlueZero Concept, the laboratory vehicle unveiled at the 2009 Detroit Motor Show that previews an electric-powered future production model based on a modular sandwich-floor architecture.
Three models with different electric drives can be produced on the basis of a single vehicle architecture — the sandwich floor from the A-Class and B-Class.
This architecture makes it possible to realize three models with different energy sources for the electric motor:
E-CELL with battery
E-CELL Plus with battery and gasoline
F-CELL with hydrogen
All three models are packed with liquid-cooled lithium- ion batteries with up to 35 kilowatt-hours of storage capacity and front-wheel drive.
(Car Body Design news)