Mercedes-Benz joined the LA Auto Show Design Challenge and created what it named as the Ener-G-Force Concept, which offers a preview of what to expect from the future G-Class model. The Ener-G-Force is scheduled to make its debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show. According to Gorden Wagener, Director of Design at Mercedes-Benz Cars, the Ener-G-Force is the “vision of an off-roader” that is a reflection of future adventures.
It also calls upon the features of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, a definite off-road icon. It is modern and cool and may also provide a hint of what to expect with the direction that Mercedes-Benz will take for its off-road design. The design challenge for this year is to create the ultimate law enforcement vehicle of 2025. A sketch of this car was made by Mercedes designers who took it one step higher with the civilian rendition of the appearance of the police machine.
The Ener-G-Force makes use of hydrogen fuel cells and a “hydro-tech converter” in which natural and renewable resources are converted into hydrogen to be used for the operation of the fuel cells. The vehicle provides a 500-mile range that has zero emissions. It also gets independent electric motors in every wheel. Scanning the road ahead is a “Terra-Scan” topography scanner that determines the spring and damper rates.