51st hydrogen station opens in Germany, September 2018
Germany’s 51st hydrogen refuelling station opened in Frechen, Cologne on Friday 21 Sept. This was the second Air Liquide station to be opened as part of the FCH JU funded SWARM project. Microcab’s generation 3 SWARM vehicle and a Toyota Mirai were present along with invited guests including the Mayor of Frechen, Susanne Stupp, seen here filling the Mirai with hydrogen.
Jeremy Corbyn delivers key Brexit speech in Coventry
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 at Frankfurt IAA 2017
Microcab seen here at Frankfurt Motor Show on Mahle stand. Mahle have developed their MEET (Mahle Energy Efficient Transport) project on the Microcab platform. A second (road going) car is currently being developed.
Click here to see an overview of hydrogen filling stations worldwide. You can zoom into the UK to see the locations of current and planned stations.
Hydrogen is the lightest element, colourless, odourless and flammable. When hydrogen escapes into the atmosphere, it scatters immediately upwards so a hydrogen spill won’t pool on the ground, pollute groundwater or soak into clothing. Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and the third most abundant on Earth (after oxygen and silicon), found in water and organic matter.