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Mercedes-Benz will start selling a plug-in fuel-cell version of its GLC compact crossover from 2017.

The model’s fuel-cell stack was developed in Vancouver with a Ford joint venture. The automakers managed shrink the size of its fuel-cell stack by about 30 percent so that fits within “conventional engine compartments.” More importantly, the stack uses 90 percent less platinum.

The car will have a combined range of about 500 kilometres, including an all-electric range of about 50 kms. Mercedes-Benz hasn’t yet officially put a price on the plug-in fuel cell model.

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