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Morgan: a Car for Life

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Jim Holder

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If you think the LifeCar - a prototype fuel cell sports car - looks like a Morgan Aero 8, that's because it's based on one.

The LifeCar was developed with funding from the Department of Trade and Industry, and has electric motors in each wheel that are powered by a fuel cell.

It also features regenerative braking technology, ultra-capacitors to release energy for bursts of acceleration, and relatively low construction costs.

As a result, it provides the basis for a zero-emissions car that has a range of 200 miles between stops for hydrogen.

The LifeCar is only a prototype at present, but it has been designed in the hope of promoting British fuel cell technology to a global audience.