C-ALPS, the Centre for Alternative Low Carbon Propulsion Systems, opened on 21 March 2019. This new building on Coventry University’s techno park is a joint development between the Aachen-based engineering company FEV and Coventry University. Included in the exhibits was Microcab’s Vianova fuel cell plug hybrid vehicle (see pic). FEV have expressed interest in fuel cell systems having developed the Breeze project (2015), a compact car with fuel cell range extender, based on the Fiat Cinquecento platform.
“It’s all about bringing the best of both worlds together, using the expertise and track record of FEV Group in engineering consultancy and combining it with the academic knowledge of our professors to create a real centre of excellence that can attract funding, build capacity in the supply chain and, importantly, offer commercial testing services to car makers,” says Professor Richard Dashwood, deputy vice-chancellor for research at Coventry University.
The world is changing, population is growing and there are serious challenges facing us; resource depletion, air quality, pollution in the oceans. We need solutions to these problems and Microcab is on a journey developing new concepts in response to some of the fundamental environmental questions of our time.
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Microcab H2EV, in operation with our colleagues at ULB, Brussels, drives out to the Butte de Lion, the monument to the Battle of Waterloo where Napoleon met his downfall. The vehicle fills with hydrogen at the station at Zavantem, near the airport in Brussels. The Air Liquide hydrogen station was installed as part of the FCH-JU funded SWARM project.
Microcab H2EV with Generation 3 powertrain now operating in Brussels with our partners in the SWARM project at University Libre Brussels. Seen here at the Atomium, at the Royal Palace and filling up at the Air Liquide hydrogen station at Zavantem, out by the airport.
COVENTRY HYDROGEN EVENT
The Coventry Hydrogen Event will take place on Wednesday 17th October 2018
The event, hosted by Coventry University, will celebrate the achievements of the FCH JU-funded SWARM Project, which finishes this year.
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Labour party descends on Coventry for Jeremy Corbyn speech about the need for A Customs Union after Brexit. Microcab asked to provide hydrogen vehicles for backdrop. Speech delivered in the heart of UK automotive sector in which frictionless, pan EU supply chain is essential.
Photos: Mike Sewell
Microcab Industries has pioneered the design of lean weight hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, specifically designed to improve air quality, with zero emissions at point of use. They are extremely efficient, supporting the global sustainability agenda as resources become more scarce.
Microcab attends opening of Belgium’s first hydrogen station, Zavantem, Brussels
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Microcab at City Hall, Southbank, London, March 2016 – click to enlarge
Hydrogen Week 2016, events in Birmingham, London and Aberdeen
At Osborne House, built by Queen Victoria
At Gurnard School with excited kids!
20 April 2016
As part of the EcoIsland project with ITM Power and Arcola Energy, Microcab tours the Isle of Wight, stopping at famous landmarks and six primary schools where the kids get their first sight of a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.
Microcab on display at Heathrow Clean Vehicle Partnership event. CVP’s mission is to improve air quality in the Heathrow area. A range of hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles were shown and driven on the day to demonstrate the potential of these technologies for improvement of air quality.