Stuttgart, 26. Marz 2009 – in a different occupational group of projects, the trainees of daimler AG have built a roadster with fuel cell drive in the sindelfingen plant. For about a year, a total of more than 150 apprentices and students worked on the conception, development, assembly and completion of the vehicle. In doing so, junior fans from the areas of motor vehicle mechatronics, model construction, electronics, coating technology and manufacturing mechanics as well as product design and vehicle interior were involved.
The F-cell roadster suggests the brucke from the early days of the automobile to its potential future. Thus, on the one hand, the vehicle was equipped with coarse spoke beads reminiscent of the benz patent motor vehicle from 1886. In addition, there are style elements from a wide variety of vehicles. To do this, the carbon seat shells pay with hand-like leather cover and the front part of fiberglass fiber in the formula 1 look.
The vehicle is controlled by means of a steer-by-wire, a joystick is replaced by the incoming steering wheel, the front axis kinematics electric. For the drive, a fuel cell system in the rear ensures. With a capacity of 1.2 kilowatts, the F-cell roadster reaches a highest speed of 25 km / h and comes up to 350 kilometers away. For use as tourist attraction at the stuttgart castle, this was completely rich …