Projects

SWARM

A four year project that commenced in October 2012 bringing together 3 fuel cell vehicle manufacturers and demonstrating their products in 3 regions of Europe; UK, North Germany and Brussels. The first development for Microcab was the rollout of the H2EV with a Horizon 3kW fuel cell. The first official event was the showing and demonstration in ride and drive of vehicles at Company Car In Action, Millbrook 11-12 June 2013.


CABLED

Microcab23 June 2009 : University of Birmingham event to herald the Technology Strategy Board’s announcement of the consortium winners of its Ultra Low Carbon Vehicle Demonstrator competition. The CABLED project will showcase electric cars across Birmingham & Coventry in the West Midlands. The Microcab was the only hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in the trials.

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Niche Vehicle Network – Mark 2 R&D Project 2009-2010

The objective of this project was to undertake a systematic and focused engineering programme to develop a base vehicle design. Project partners included Delta Motorsport, RDM Automotive, Lotus Lightweight Structures, Penso Consulting, Advanced Composites Group and EPL Composite Solutions. The timing was crucial to Microcab’s ability to supply viable vehicles to low carbon vehicle demonstrator fleets in a rapidly developing market. The main innovative aspect of this project was the development of a lightweight, crashworthy chassis and a composite upper body structure, combined with a pure EV drive train.

 

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The University of Birmingham Project

Mark this date down in your diaries: 17 April 2008. England’s first ever hydrogen pump was successfully launched.

The event was officially opened by University of Birmingham Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Sterling, and was attended by 100+ visitors.

The BBC spent the whole day covering the event, along with Central and Channel 4 news, and millions watched the opening live on lunchtime TV.

Microcab Fleet Launched

five_vehiclesThe University’s fleet of five hydrogen vehicles made their first group appearance on campus on Tuesday 8 July 2008. They were also featured on Sky News in two parts.

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