Mercedes-Benz gives a sneak peek into the future with Ener-G-Force concept SUV
A pure, rendered science-fiction; here’s the Mercedes-Benz’s environment-friendly, modern and cool SUV, the ‘Ener-G-Force’ which has been described to be the vision of an off-roader that, while reflecting tomorrow’s adventures, also invokes the genes of the German automaker’s 1979 off-road icon, the G-Class. Primarily based on the concept of a future police vehicle, this super-aggressive SUV was exclusively developed for the Los Angeles Design Challenge 2012, which looks towards future with a quest for the ‘Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025’. However, this flight of fancy unveiled at the LA auto show is certainly not a teaser of something in the pipeline, rather, it’s a design study with enhanced green-car capabilities and off-road competence, capable of supporting future police and emergency services around the globe.
Described to also be a clue of Mercedes-Benz’s future off-road design, the Ener-G-Force boasts small glass windows making this futuristic police car a safe cocoon for law enforcement officers, fighting against all odds.
Further, special emergency lights have also been integrated into the roof, while the striking front leaves commanding presence of the law enforcement officers, and the gigantic wheels guarantee the right-of-way even in worst terrains.
It’s powered with a fuel-cell engine for which it gathers water in roof tanks which is then ‘hydro-converted into hydrogen fuel on board.
This concept rides that uses 4-wheel hub motors and has lithium-ion battery storage is claimed to run about 500 miles.
Notably, it also uses high-end ‘terra-scan’ radar on its roof top, which helps identify the terrain and adapt the chassis setting to suit.
Besides, we have also earlier seen some of the other concept vehicles introduced by German auto giant including the Mercedes-Benz Aria Concept electric luxury car for 2030, the Mercedes-Benz Style Coupe Concept which is all about creating a rebellious automotive impression, the Mercedes-Benz Formula Zero luxury racer concept, and the Mercedes-Benz Fascination.