A British firm has unveiled its prototype hydrogen car. Riversimple, based in Powys, Wales, aims to take on the giants of the motor industry with the two-seater Rasa.

“The Government has pledged to build 12 new fuelling stations, but if you think of how many petrol stations there are across the UK, it’s a fraction of what’s needed.

“It’s taken electric cars almost two decades to get to this point, where we’re only just seeing them commercially available and on the road. It’s going to take hydrogen technology a similar time to get to that stage.”