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The Open Source Car - Unconventional Wisdom and Sustainability

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Most people believe that the future will be powered by hydrogen, but that affordable fuel-cell vehicles are decades away. Hugo Spowers's engineering degree and MBA were sufficient to convince him that the barriers were neither technical nor financial but human. He formed a consortium with BOC, Morgan Cars, QinetiQ and Cranfield and Oxford universities, with funding from the DTI, to design a fuel-cell car with a difference. Spowers' company is called OSCar and the project is called LIFECar - LIghtweight Fuel Efficient Car.

Last week, he and I began a discussion by considering transport on land, air and sea. Aviation is the most problematic: carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides are more damaging at altitude, the fuel is tax-free and consumption is very high. Yet road transport still accounts for 25 per cent of our fossil fuel use.

Where do we start?

Full Story.

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Hmmm. No link to actual article? Possibilities:

http://www.netcomposites.com/news.asp?3086
http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/alternative-energy/more-on-morgans-hydrogenpowered-lifecar-127292.php
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1660080,00.html

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Sorry. Blushing

http://www.autoindustry.co.uk/articles/05-06-06

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