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Hydrogen fuel cell car leasing scheme to be trialled in Leicester

Rik Thomas
20 May 2011
The Riversimple hydrogen fuel car trial will utilise not just new technology but also a new business model replacing traditional car ownership with a monthly fee-based leasing scheme
The Riversimple hydrogen fuel car trial will utilise not just new technology but also a new business model replacing traditional car ownership with a monthly fee-based leasing scheme

 

A trial of 30 hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars is due to begin in Leicester in the spring of 2012, according to the cars’ designer, the firm of Riversimple. The Riversimple fuel-cell vehicle, which uses an electrochemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity to power a motor, has a maximum speed of 50mph and a range on one tank of hydrogen of 240 miles. With a body made from lightweight composite materials it is able to do the equivalent of 300 miles per gallon. If...

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