Fuel cell-powered Lifecar has 250 mile range: 0-60 in seven seconds


A hydrogen-powered sports car will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show that begins on Thursday that’s expected to go from 0-60 mph in seven seconds. (It tops out at about 90 mph.) The car, called the Lifecar and based on the Morgan Aero-8 (look at me, talking like I know anything about cars), has a range of 250 miles. It’s being touted as a “green” sports car. Because, you know, you driving around in one green car (or using other green products) will offset the amount of CO2 being pumped into the atmosphere by China et al.

To be fair, the car is quite the technological feat. It’s powered by several hydrogen fuel cells that generate 22 kilowatts, or around one-fifth of what a conventional engine produces. The main purpose of the car was to develop one with as large a range as possible. Clearly a proof of concept, there’s still no way to easily refuel the Lifecar. The car also lacks a stereo and airbags.

It looks good, though.

Green sports car set for launch [BBC News]