Mercedes launched its F 600 Hygenius concept in Tokyo yesterday, uglying up the landscape just a smidge, but showing off how far it has come in fuel-cell car design. According to the company, including DCX boss Dieter Zetsche and his young ward Berndt (pictured), it's the first research vehicle for which the bodywork and design concept was built around the fuel cell, not the other way round. Drivetrain technology, high-voltage battery and
bomb hydrogen tank are all housed under the passenger cell (natch), while the newly developed high-torque electric motor is integrated into the rear-axle housing. Genius? No, HYge... (sorry).
More photos at German Car Fans.