Recharge Wrap-up: Hyundai H350 Fuel Cell van, Formula E in Brooklyn

Formula E’s New York City e-Prix will take place in Brooklyn. With lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty as its backdrop, the race will play out on a 1.21-mile, 13-turn course on the streets of Red Hook. Formula E revealed the location at a press conference at the site of the circuit, at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on the New York Harbor. “New York City is where technology, sustainability and commerce collide,” says NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We are thrilled to be the new home of the ePrix.” The race is scheduled for July 29, 2017. Watch the video above, and read more from Formula E.

Hyundai is debuting its H350 Fuel Cell Concept at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany. The hydrogen-powered commercial van offers emissions-free (except for water vapor) driving without the lengthy recharge times of a plug-in vehicle. It has a driving range of 262 miles on a single tank, and refuels in just minutes. It can be configured with a cargo area of up to 456 cubic feet, or with seating for 14 passengers. Hyundai’s fuel cell van concept draws from the automaker’s experience with the Tucson Fuel Cell production vehicle. Read more from Hyundai.

Mercedes-Benz says it will offer an electric delivery van again in 2018. The German automaker left the niche market in 2012 after slow sales of its Vito E-Cell, which it launched in 2010. “The future of urban deliveries will be electric,” says Volker Mornhinweg, head of the company’s vans division. “We at Mercedes-Benz Vans are convinced of this.” While Mercedes has not said whether the EV will be a new model or an electric version of a current offering, it did say it would develop the powertrain in-house, and offer various battery capacities. Read more at Automotive News Europe.

[Source: Autoblog]

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