A HYDROGEN car set to be trialled in Monmouthshire has been given the seal of approval by TV presenter Chris Evans.

The former Top Gear host posed in the 'Rasa' and admitted to liking the 'first-of-its-kind' car. 

He also said that he was keen to test and review the car when it becomes available.

The two-seater, developed by Powys-based Riversimple Movement, is set for a year-long trial in Monmouthshire after it was approved at a county council meeting in June.

Riversimple will supply 20 hand-built hydrogen cell cars for the use of residents in the county.

Contracts ranging from three to six months will be offered to between 60 to 80 users of varying ages from within Monmouthshire and the surrounding areas.

According to the company's report, the Rasa is the 'cleanest and most energy-efficient car yet offered for ordinary road-going use', with the only emission being 'a small teaspoon of clean water'.

Mr Evans was pictured in the Rasa at CarFest South, a car festival in Hampshire.