The Morgan LifeCar is a
concept car due to be launched at the Geneva Show in March 2008.
The LifeCarís purpose
is to demonstrate that a zero emission vehicle can also be fun to drive.
The combination of
performance, range and fuel economy will allow a sporting driver of the
future to demonstrate a concern for the environment.
Going far beyond the
incremental adaptation of traditional car designs as seen in current
hybrid vehicles, it will demonstrate that a new step in vehicle
architecture is enabled by the use of a fuel cell hybrid power train.
The approach is one of
whole system design in which the architecture is generated from the
characteristics of the fuel cell, in a light-weight vehicle coupled with
a high hybridization level.
This combination will
minimise the fuel cell cost and provide the fuel economy for a 200 mile
An objective of the
project is to lower the entry barriers for a vehicle powered by a
hydrogen fuel cell.
Core to the success of
the project will be collaboration between partners to achieve
system-level innovation in the design.
The collaborators are
Oscar Automotive, Cranfield University, QinetiQ, Oxford University,
Linde AG and Morgan Motor Company.