The award-winning ENV motorbike, as designed by Seymourpowell for leading power technology company Intelligent Energy in 2005, has gone on display in London’s Science Museum as part of The Make it in Great Britain exhibition.
Opened last week by Business Secretary Vince Cable and Business Minister Mark Prisk, this new exhibition at the Science Museum has been designed to show young people the rewarding career opportunities available in British manufacturing. The exhibition is the culmination of the Government’s Make it in Great Britain campaign and features a mix of displays from 39 businesses of all sizes including iconic names like McLaren, Mars, BAE and Rolls Royce. The campaign was launched last year to change outdated perceptions of manufacturing, including dispelling the myth that the UK ‘doesn’t make anything anymore’.
The ENV, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell motorbike, was identified and selected as an exhibit through the national Make it in Great Britain Challenge, and is on display alongside other examples of Intelligent Energy’s innovative and proprietary fuel cell technology.
Business Secretary Vince Cable said, “Generating £137bn each year and employing 2.5 million people, manufacturing is a vital part of the UK’s economy. Perceptions of the industry are outdated and need to change if we are going to attract the talent needed to support manufacturing in the long term. Both Government and industry have a role to play, which is why we launched the Make it in Great Britain campaign and are hosting this exhibition.”
Business Minister Mark Prisk MP, who attended the exhibition opening commented, “The future of manufacturing in the UK is bright. The Make it in Great Britain exhibition showcases a mix of forward-thinking businesses from a range of sectors including aerospace, automotive and food and drink, which will give the public a real flavour of what modern manufacturing is all about, and demonstrate first-hand the exciting and rewarding career opportunities available today.”
The Make it in Great Britain Exhibition is taking place for six weeks during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and ends on 9 September.
Further information can be found on the Make it in Great Britain website.
ENV and Seymourpowell
When Intelligent Energy first approached Seymourpowell, they had world-class hydrogen fuel cell technology, but the world was slow to grasp its potential. The technology needed a compelling application to engage mass-market customers globally, and to embody their technology in a real product.
Seymourpowell’s solution was the ENV – the world’s first purpose-built hydrogen fuel cell motorcycle. Almost silent, sleekly elegant and emitting only pure water vapour, the new machine delivered a whole new paradigm in consumer transportation. It is based around the ‘Core’, which is completely detachable from the bike – a radically compact and efficient fuel cell, capable of powering anything from a motorbike to a small domestic property. The concept was designed, engineered and built, from the ground up, by the Seymourpowell team.
Read more about Seymourpowell’s work on the ENV for Intelligent Energy here.
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