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Bruce Wayne Goes Green - New Batmobile Introduced

Hydrogen Powered Batmobile

In brief: Designed by Gordon Murray, the hydrogen fuel cell-powered Batmobile will be featured in the Batman Live tour.

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Batman Live H2 Batmobile

The vehicle will feature in the Batman Live World Arena Tour beginning this fall, part of the promotional efforts behind the latest film in the Batman franchise, The Dark Knight Rises. The HFC Batmobile was designed by Gordom Murray, who also designed the McLaren F1.

This new Batmobile features a brace of lithium-ion batteries powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. It's also prolifically embedded with neon lighting, LED wheels (ala Tron), and the classic lines and look of the retro-Batmobiles rather than the newer, more tank-like machines featured in the last couple of films.

The official Batman Live promotional video for the new Batmobile:

A quick overview of Murray's design at an unveiling:

And so ...

An interesting concept, at least.

Photo credits: Batman Live

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