Inhabitat reports that the UK has introduced a hydrogen powered mini taxi to operate in the Swindon area.  As the UK has only one public hydrogen filling station, the cab will operate within 50 miles of this station.

The MIcrocab H2EV is made by UK specialty car maker, Microcab.  By testing these vehicles in the Swindon area, the company will be able to determine their viability for large city service.

The 3kW fuel cell in the H2EV allows it to travel 100 miles before needing to refuel. Unlike an electric car, a hydrogen vehicle can refuel in minutes, so the cabs will be on their way much faster than an electric vehicle.

 

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