Mercedes hydrogen car
There are now a number of prototype car designs which are fuelled by hydrogen fuel cells, rather than conventional gasoline. The emissions of these cars consist of little more than some water vapour, and for that reason they are considered environmentally friendly.
Hydrogen-powered cars are powered by electric motors and as such, can be seen as electric vehicles. However they have the added advantage over conventional electric cars that are not held back by the limited range of batteries.
An electric battery car typically has a range of 60 miles (100km), and can take up to five hours to recharge, while a hyrogen car typically has a range of 300 miles and can be refuelled in less than five minutes.
The Morgan Lifecar is manufactured and designed in the UK by a consortium of UK companies and universities. It is capable of speeds of up to 90 mph, and can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 7 seconds. A full tank of hydrogen has a range of 250 miles.
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