If you’ve always wanted to know what the police cars of the future may look like, here’s what the folks at Mercedes-Benz think. The Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force design study is the German manufacturer’s take on what a law enforcement vehicle could look like in 2025.
Built on the iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class, the Ener-G-Force is meant to be an all-conquering vehicle that can keep up with police needs of the future. Mercedes believes that a law enforcement vehicle needs to gain access to any place with relative ease, which is why its design study is created to be as robust as possible.
Set to be officially unveiled at this month’s Los Angeles international motor show, the Ener-G-Force design study can meet the needs of any police force around the world, according to Mercedes.
But it’s purpose is not limited to just law enforcement, it could indeed be the first signs of what the next generation of the G-Class may look like.
“The Ener-G-Force is the vision of an off-roader that, while reflecting tomorrow’s adventures, also invokes the genes of the Mercedes-Benz off-road icon, the G model,” said Mercedes-Benz Cars director of design Gorden Wagener. “Modern and cool, it could also be a clue about a new beginning for the off-road design idiom of Mercedes-Benz.”
Designed at the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio in Carlsbad, California, the Ener-G-Forc is conceived to store recycled water in specially designed tanks on its roof. It can then use this abundant resource to create hydrogen for its fuel cells through the use of a ‘hydro-tech converter’.
Designed to be a 100 per cent green vehicle, Mercedes-Benz estimates it would have an approximate 800km range yet emit nothing but water vapour.