Finally, a sleek, affordable British-built hydrogen-powered electric city car has arrived.
Hitting the roads from today, the electric car will reduce emissions, with just water coming from its exhaust, and it even has DeLorean-style gull wing doors.
Called Rasa, the green vehicle runs on electricity generated by hydrogen fuel cells and gives the equivalent of ‘250 miles to the gallon’, according to its backers.
Despite hydrogen being a highly-flammable gas, Rasa’s makers Riversimple insist the car is safer than conventional petrol models because the gas is contained in a pressurised tank and dissipates upwards in the event of a crash.
The British-built Rasa (pictured) runs on electricity generated by a hydrogen fuel cell and gives the equivalent of ‘250 miles to the gallon’. The two-seater will travel 300 miles (482km) on one 1.5kg fill-up of the lighter than air gas