DENVER (CBS4) – Drivers in Colorado are always looking for new technology when it comes to a greener travel option and saving the environment. That’s where the hydrogen fuel cell car comes in.
This car doesn’t have your average fuel-saving technology or the look — this is a fancy Mercedes.
“This is a car that runs on hydrogen. It takes hydrogen and oxygen from the atmosphere, combines them and makes electricity and the only output is water,” said CEO of Montreux Energy Andrew Bermingham.
The car is designed to work with a combination of electric and hydrogen.
“This looks pretty complicated but really all this is is the motor. Underneath the back seat is the hydrogen. Underneath the front seat is the fuel cell,” said Bermingham. “Instead of storing all that energy as electricity, this makes electricity on board.”
Instead of gas, this car gets filled up with water.
“The neat thing about this is it looks so much like cars we already have today. We don’t want to have science experiments driving up and down the road. We want to have cars that everybody wants to buy. If you can fill up in two to three minutes and the car can go 300-400 miles and the only tailpipe emission is water, why wouldn’t you want to have this type of car?” asked Bermingham.
You can see that car at the Denver Auto Show at the Colorado Convention Center starting on Wednesday.
“That car along with 30 others will be at the Denver Auto Show which dates back to 1902. The auto show has a long history in Denver as being the largest consumer auto show between Chicago and Los Angeles,” said Colorado Automobile Dealers Association President Tim Jackson.
This year the Denver Auto Show will feature many cars with energy-saving technology.
“All kinds of new technology, the “clean green driving machines” — plugin hybrids and regular and compressed natural gas and clean diesel and the hydrogen fuel cell Mercedes,” said Jackson.
Visitors to the Denver Auto Show can find 550 cars and see all the latest alternative fuel technology at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver starting Wednesday and continuing through Sunday, April 13. Adults are $10, children ages 6-12 are $5 and children under 6 are free.
LINK: Denver Auto Show