Mercedes-Benz has prepared an interesting design study of a 2025 G-Class in police and civilian versions.
Developed for the L.A. Auto Show Design Challenge 2012, the Ener-G-Force is an environmentally friendly SUV envisioned as being able to reach any place conceivable quickly and reliably using alternative energy sources. Those small windows were designed to “make the police vehicle a safe cocoon” for officers in danger, while the large wheels can take it on any type of road.
The civilian version is also based on the G-Class and comes with an expressive radiator grille with built-in LED headlamps. The front indicators and position lights are located on top of the wings as a reminder of its G-Class roots.
The Ener-G-Force can store recycled water in roof-mounted tanks before being transferred to the “hydro-tech converter” for transforming natural and renewable resources into hydrogen necessary for operating the fuel cells. The electricity generated during this process is saved in storage units mounted on the side skirts, providing a maximum range of approximately 800 km (497 miles).
Additional details can be found in the press release below.