Coventry-based SME Microcab has developed the H2EV, a prototype lightweight city car as a model for future mobility. Measuring just 3.5 metres in length, the Microcab H2EV has a Lotus-engineered bonded-aluminium chassis, weighing just 60kg, and allowing for both passenger car and commercial vehicle body-styles.

Arcola Energy has worked in partnership with Microcab for several years, supporting the team with their development programme. For the current vehicles we have integrated Ballard air-cooled fuel cells using our complete AutoPAK system, including hydrogen cylinder and delivery system, fuel cell, power and control electronics, ECU, and remote monitoring system. The H2EV has a range of up to 180 miles on a single 1.8kg tank of hydrogen, which can be filled in just three minutes.

We are supporting the roll out of these vehicles alongside ITM Power's wind to hydrogen refueller.

AuthorBen Todd