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Meet the hydrogen powered SUV from 2025

This sensor packed slice of the future not only runs off water but on a fully electronic suspension system

That looks like something out of a 90s sci-fi show

That matt grey finish does make the Mercedes Benz Ener-G-Force look like an imagined future vehicle – but that’s because it is. This design was championed by Mercedes for the LA Design Challenge to, “create a highway patrol vehicle that meets the challenges of a specific region’s transportation and societal conditions in 2025.”

The Ener-G-Force? Sounds like Captain Planet’s superhero team

Well, it is eco-friendly. With four motors, each powered by hydrogen cells, this G-Class inspired design can actually turn water to power on the move. And while it’s moving, a 360-degree topography scanner sees the lay of the land, allowing the fully electric suspension to adapt for the perfect ride. Plus smaller windows for protection, emergency lights and a quick access toolbox in the rear make it pretty future proofed.

So will we be seeing one anytime soon?

Although this is just a design and scale model build, there was a hint from the team that this could inform the future design of the G-Class Mercedes. So if giant 20in rims and intelligent suspension are on your Christmas list for 2025, you may just be in luck.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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