British company ITM Power Plc has made a major breakthrough in the development of pure hydrogen-fuelled cars, giving a glimpse of the greener transport era of the future.

Converting a conventional petrol car to run on pure hydrogen, the bi-fuel Ford Focus features minimal modifications and successfully completed an initial trial programme conducted by the University of Hertfordshire on behalf of ITM Power Plc.

During the hydrogen-fuelled testing programme the vehicle was able to travel over 25 miles on a single charge of hydrogen, which is more than the average commuting journey, before being switched back to run on petrol and produced no CO2 emissions