The LifeCar is powered by a fuel-cell hybrid powertrain that boasts a 200-mile range. A fuel cell works by taking stored hydrogen and converting it into two simple components- electricity and water vapour. The electricity is used to propel the vehicle by way of electric motors, and the water vapour is expelled as exhaust. The technology is proven to work- though a lack of infrastructure for fuelling is a major challenge.
Morgan says that the combination of the LifeCar's performance, range, and fuel economy will give a sporting driver of the future the ability to demonstrate a concern for the environment. It also makes an interesting styling statement, featuring an interesting architecture enabled by the use of the compact yet powerful fuel-train setup.
Morgan is developing the LifeCar with partners Oscar Automotive, Cranfield University, QinetiQ, Oxford University, and Linde AG.