Each year, automotive designers have a chance to show their best ideas about the future of transportation at Los Angeles Design Challenge. Mercedes-Benz will definitely mark this year’s LA Auto Show by unveiling its futuristic hydrogen fuel-cell-powered SUV concept. The German automaker imagined the law enforcement rides of 2025 might look like its new spectacularly innovative SUV: the Mercedes Ener-G-Force.
Described by Mercedes as “pure science fiction,” new Ener-G-Force is based on the military-grade G-Class and features built-in police lights, a bull bar integrated into the grille, and 20-inch off-road wheels “guarantee the right-of-way even where no way exists.”
Since this is a vehicle of 2025, power comes from a hydrogen fuel cell system that generates fuel from recycled water stored in rooftop tanks and sends power to the motors located in the wheel hubs, for an operating range of about 800 km (about 500 miles). The roof rack includes a topography sensor that scans the surroundings to adapt the suspension to different terrain.
The 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show will be held from November 30 through December 9, 2012, with press days on November 28 and 29.