History

2012

November

Daniel Calleja, EU Director General for SMEs, visits Microcab

July
  • Daniel Calleja, EU Director General for SMEs, visits Microcab
June
  • Microcab wins Coventry Telegraph business of the month

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Microcab at LCV 20112011

September
  • The Microcab H2EV made its first public outing at Low Carbon Vehicle 2011, Rockingham Speedway, Northants, 7-8 September 2011.

 

  • Microcab at the new hydrogen filling station at Honda, SwindonMicrocab attended the opening of the UK’s first commercial hydrogen filling station at Honda, Swindon, 20 September 2011.

 

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2010

IMG_0311December
  • Microcab announced the opening of its new factory unit in Coventry, on 1 December 2010.
  • On the same day, despite the icy weather, the new award-winning Air Products Series 100 hydrogen fuelling station was also opened Coventry University’s TechnoCentre. Read December’s newsletter

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Microcab in the snow at the University of Birmingham

2009

  • Microcabs battled on at the University of Birmingham through coldest winter in many years.
  • Microcab was on show at the Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Transport Conference, City Hall, London, 18 March 2009.
  • Royal Mail & Microcab – working together for a hydrogen future. Read more …

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Microcab at the hydrogen fuelling station, University of Birmingham2008

  • The UK’s first hydrogen fuelling station was opened on 17 April 2008 at the University of Birmingham.
  • The fleet of five Microcabs was successfully delivered to the University of Birmingham and they made their first group appearance in July. Read more >>
  • Microcab exhibited at the UK National Low Carbon Vehicle Event, held at Millbrook Proving Ground in October. Read more >>
  • Dr Bruno G Pollet of The University of Birmingham Fuel Cells group receiving the Oxygen AwardDr Bruno G Pollet of The University of Birmingham Fuel Cells group receiving the Oxygen Award in the category for “Technology and Innovation: Sustainable Transport” on behalf of the Fuel Cells group and Microcab. In a strong category, competing against Volvo, Primagaz, Hondo and Scania, the Microcab achieved second place.For more information, go to The Fuel Cells Group or have a look at the video.

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2007

  • Prince Charles meets MicrocabJune saw the Revolve Eco Car Rally in Trafalgar Square and Microcab was presented to HRH Prince Charles at Hampton Court Palace, London. See the photos.
  • Microcab exhibited at the Grove Fuel Cell Symposium.

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Eco Event, Birmingham2006

  • H4 exhibited at 40 years of Innovation, Warwick University.
  • H4 displayed at the Coventry University Design Institute open day.
  • Microcab recieved runners up in Lloyds TSB EAST Green Investment Awards.Eco Event, Birmingham
  • Microcab took part in the Eco Event at Victoria Square, Birmingham.

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Microcab goes to London2005

  • First outing of the H4, all new design with fuel cell electric drive. Shown alongside the fuel cell London bus at Grove 2005.
  • Lord Saisnbury visited Microcab at Coventry University’s TechnoCentre. See the pictures.

 

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2003

  • Microcab 2003H3 exhibited at Grove Fuel Cell Symposium.
  • At the Guildhall, London to celebrate 50 years of the Smokeless Zone.
  • Microcab was shown at the United Nations 2nd World Urban Forum, Barcelona.
  • Nominated for the Lord Stafford Awards.

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  • Hydrogen fuel cell electric version based on the design of the battery electric version, by now called the H3. Won DTI Smart Award.

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Coventry Inspires2001

  • The first prototype was reworked with a new, lighter, moulded carbon sub-frame, and a single motor geared up and driven through a differential shaft.

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Microcab outside Tate BritainMicrocab outside Tate Britain2000 and earlier

  • 2000 : Outside the Tate Britain, London. Modified vehicle from 1999 version.

 

  • 1999 : Microcab at InterlakenInterlaken, Switzerland for the European Velomobile Symposium – the first full size working prototype. Battery electric with pedal assist.

 

  • 1998 : >The earliest physical model (1/4 scale) on show at the Oxo Tower, South Bank, London. It was intended to be a pedal/electric hybrid.Earliest model of Microcab

 

 

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