Hydrogen powered Microcab

Published: Wednesday 30 November 2005

-- A water-powered car named Microcab, running at 53 kilometers ( km) per litre, has been created by John Jostins, senior lecturer of design and digital media at Coventry University, uk. The car, powered by a hydrogen cell, is seen as an environment friendly solution to inner-city motoring. The car has a capacity to hold four people and a top speed of around 42 km per hour. John hopes it would solve the problems of cost and harmful emissions. "Microcab is completely silent and its only emission is water vapour," said John. He hoped a series of countrywide pilot schemes would help refine the design. "How it takes off from there depends on whether petrol stations begin to offer hydrogen on their forecourts," he said. The fuel cell has been developed by Loughborough University, while the car has been designed and built in collaboration with Coventry University.

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