Through the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid sedans and the Mercedes-Benz F-Cell, a fuel-cell-powered Hydrogen Electric Vehicle (HEV), Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) declared its commitment to environmental-friendly efforts with its appointment as the Official Vehicle of the US Open.
The EVs compose 60 percent of the fleet at the 2010 US Open Tournament. In an effort to minimize carbon footprint, Mercedes-Benz specifically designed its F-Cell units with zero emissions along with 75 S400 Hybrid units.
The US Open kicked off its comprehensive environmental program in 2010 in an attempt to come up with eco-friendly initiatives through the years. In 2010, the key goals included composting, energy management, recycling, and utilizing of paper products.
A new green PSA campaign was also launched, spearheaded by Alec Baldwin. MBUSA Vice President (VP) of Marketing Stephen Cannon said that the luxury car brand and its team are excited to contribute to the environmental efforts initiated by the USTA.
Through Mercedes-Benz' wide array of EVs, everyone can enjoy an energy-efficient transportation system that is clean and sustainable without compromising premium experience. Mercedes-Benz has expressed its commitment by further exploring ways to enhance its green initiatives and eco involvements.
Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
The Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid comes with the first lightweight, high-capacity lithium-ion battery for vehicles. It complements a core composed of a 20-hp electric motor and a 275-hp B6 gasoline engine, offering fuel efficiency of roughly 30 miles a gallon.
In addition to its powerful core, exquisite styling, and superb performance, the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid also comes with the IRS alternative-powertrain tax credit of $1,150.
The Mercedes-Benz F-Cell can cover up to 240 miles before refueling, which only takes a few minutes. Powered by compressed hydrogen, the HEV has an equivalent fuel mileage of 71.30 city-highway combined miles per gallon.
The only emission produced by the Mercedes-Benz F-Cell is water, making it the perfect choice to run the highway clean and green.