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Fleet Managers to Drive Microcab H2EV

Fleet managers and other decision-makers will be given a chance to test-drive a Microcab H2EV at the 2013 Company Car in Action event. The vehicle is designed as a city car with a top speed of 55 mph and top range of 100 miles.

The event will take place at the Millbrook Proving Ground in the United Kingdom where over 1,000 fleet decision-makers are expected to attend. The Microcab H2EV is a compact four-seater with a 3 kw fuel cell.

According to Professor John Jostins, managing director of Microcab, “Fleet operators are key influencers and we consider it very important to have their backing in order for hydrogen powered vehicles to gain ground. Not surprisingly, the hydrogen hotspots are California, Germany, Japan and Scandinavia. I am keen the UK keeps up with the nations who are already out in front so we have a stake in its development to ensure we secure UK jobs for the entire process from the production and maintenance of the vehicles to building the infrastructure.”

The professor is indeed keen to the need for the UK to be at the forefront of hydrogen fuel cell development. In fact, in a separate but related piece of news the Greater Manchester Hydrogen Partnership has just been formed in order to advance the hydrogen technology interests in the Manchester region of the UK.

The Ride ‘N’ Drive for fleet managers only is a brilliant idea. Gathering 1,000 of the key decision makers in one arena is no easy feat, but if convinced of the value of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, then this will catapult sales and public acceptance in the quest for mainstream commercialization.


About Hydro Kevin Kantola

Hydro Kevin Kantola

I’m a hydrogen car blogger, editor and publisher interested in documenting the history and the progression of hydrogen cars, vehicles and infrastructure worldwide.

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  1. ” The vehicle is designed as a city car with a top speed of 55 mph and top range of 100 miles.”

    “The Microcab H2EV is a compact four-seater with a 3 kw fuel cell.”

    I’m sure this vehicle has its place, but I hope the “Microcab” doesn’t give fleet managers the impression that fuel cell cars are underpowered and short on range.

    This may not be putting the best foot forward for FCEVs. I’m looking forwards to Hyundai mass producing the ix-35 and Toyota mass producing the FCV-R as well as other manufacturers producing full performance FCEVs.

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  3. Hydro Kevin

    Yep, I agree. In addition to the Microcab H2EV, I would also like to see Hyundai, Toyota, Honda and Daimler holding their own events with large groups of fleet managers in different countries of the world.

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