Morgan LifeCar

20 Feb, 2008 2:10am

Old school British manufacturer looks to a hi-tech future.

British manufacturer Morgan is traditionally associated with sports cars featuring wooden framed bodywork. So you wouldn’t expect it to have produced this hydrogen-powered machine.

Called the LifeCar, it’s a striking concept that will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. It’s powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and promises a range of around 200 miles. Morgan says it’s been built to demonstrate that “a zero emission vehicle can also be fun to drive”.

The LifeCar has been developed in association with a host of organisations, including technology firm QinetiQ, software developer OScar Automotive, plus Oxford and Cranfield Universities. The bodywork is based on a modified Aero 8, and it certainly looks like a mix of the past and the future. Morgan claims every part of the LifeCar’s architecture has been designed around the power source, to keep the weight and the production costs to a minimum.

Although the machine is only a concept, bosses say they plan to put an affordable hydrogen fuel cell vehicle into production in the future.
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