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Lifecar from Morgan

posted Nov 15, 2010, 7:08 PM by L.D. McLaughlin Jr.
Tony McLaughlin, October 13, 2006
British automaker Morgan has partnered with QinetiQ, Cranfield and Oxford Universities, BOC and OSCar to develop a fuel cell-powered sports car. The new vehicle, known as LIFECar, will be ultra quiet and its only emissions will be water vapor.

LIFECar will be based on the Morgan Aero Eight, and is powered by a QinetiQ-made fuel cell, which converts hydrogen – and oxygen taken from the air around it – into electrical energy. Regenerative braking and surplus energy will be used to charge ultra-capacitors, which will release their energy when the car is accelerating.

"LIFECar is about catching the first big wave in the energy revolution, which is set to transform the motoring industry in the same way that the computer industry was transformed by the personal computer decades ago," said Stephen Evans, Professor of Life Cycle Engineering, Cranfield University.