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March 2014

10th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell conference, March 2014, Millennium Point, Birmingham
Microcab shows two of its latest version vehicles, fitted with Horizon fuel cells. These vehicles, one van and one 4 seat car, are part of the EU SWARM trials, 2012-2016‚Äč

December 2013
Microcab brings hydrogen power to SMTTMicrocab brings hydrogen power to SMMT
Pioneering Coventry-based SME Microcab and hydrogen fuel cell specialists Arcola have taken up a one-week residency at SMMT’s Westminster headquarters to showcase their 2013 Life Without Oil project. Starting today, the manufacturers will be exhibiting the innovative Microcab H2EV fuel cell electric car and an Arcola hydrogen fuel cell.

Measuring just 3.5 metres in length, the Microcab H2EV boasts a Lotus-engineered bonded-aluminium chassis, weighing just 60kg and allowing for both passenger car and commercial vehicle body-styles. Its Arcola/Horizon fuel cell allows the vehicle to travel up to 180 miles on a single 1.8kg tank of hydrogen, which can be filled in just three minutes.

October 2013
EU SWARM project reaches one year milestone

Two Microcabs on show at the SWARM AGM Project partners line up for photo call

The first anniversary of the SWARM project brought the project partners together from across Europe for the AGM in Birmingham in late October

Photos: Two Microcabs on show at the SWARM AGM. Note, fuel cell van variant in foreground. Project partners line up for photo call

June 2013
Microcab's light vanMicrocab launches its fuel cell powered light freight van
Microcab unveiled its light van variant at Company Car In Action, Millbrook, June 2013. The vehicle uses the same fuel cell platform as the 4-seat car and meets the specifications set by Royal Mail for light duty vans, with 250kg payload. The vehicle is hydrogen powered and capable of up to 180 miles on one fill. Filling with hydrogen takes about 3 minutes. Microcab CEO John Jostins said, "Urban air quality needs to improve and large numbers of diesel delivery vans operate in our city centres leading to increasing levels of particulates. The Microcab light van is designed to deliver zero emissions in town where human health is at risk from poor air quality."

April 2013
Memorandum of Understanding signed between Hydrogen South Africa, Microcab and Coventry University. Press release to follow shortly.

February 2013
Princess Anne opens Engineering and Computing building at Coventry University.

Princess Ann opening the Engineering and Computing building at Coventry University Princess Ann meets Microcab

Microcab at the House of Lords
November 2012

Microcab at the House of Lords Microcab at the House of Lords John Jostins with Microcab at the House of Lords

New fuel cell supplier
November 2012: Microcab is now working with Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies

Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies

SWARM Project
A four year project that commenced in October 2012. The first major event will be the rollout of the Microcab with a Horizon fuel cell. The first offcial event will be Millbrook 11-12 June 2013.

A two year project (2011-2013)

First sightings of the all new Microcab H2EV

The new Microcab H2EV has now been released, featuring new chassis and powertrain as well as new exterior and interior styling.

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Microcab H2EV
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New Hydrogen Filling Station opens in Swindon

Microcab in attendance at opening of UK's first commercial hydrogen filling station at Honda, Swindon, 20 September 2011

Microcab refuelling at new station in Swindon Microcab at Honda's new H2 filling station Microcab at launch of new hydrogen filling station

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