- Hopium (FR0014000U63 – MLHPI), French manufacturer of high-end hydrogen sedans, is proud to announce that it has been awarded the status of Young Innovative Company (JEI).
Issued by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, this qualification rewards independent companies that invest a significant portion of their resources in research and development.
“We are proud to obtain this label which attests to the truly innovative nature of our activities. This distinction recognizes the strong response that our investments in research and innovation provide to a clearly established scientific issue that reconciles driving pleasure, high performance and respect for the environment. It rewards the work of the Hopium teams, engineers and researchers who innovate on a daily basis to build the world’s first high-end hydrogen-powered sedan.” Declared Olivier Lombard, CEO and founder of Hopium.
Hopium is rolling out its ambitious roadmap which should lead to the commercialization of Hopium M China in 2025.
After the presentation in June 2021 of its first rolling prototype, the manufacturer is continuing the technical development of new prototypes constituting a first phase of pre-industrialization. In this perspective, Hopium is deploying an important recruitment plan. The company, which now has around sixty people in France, Germany and California, is expected to reach more than a hundred employees next year.
Hopium also plans to start in 2022 the construction of its future R&D center in France, which will be the flagship of research around the hydrogen automotive industry.
Founded by Olivier Lombard, the youngest winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans, Hopium is a manufacturer of high-end hydrogen vehicles which is the culmination of its experience acquired on motor racing circuits. Olivier Lombard, who inherits automotive culture, drove hydrogen-powered racing cars for 7 years, making him the most experienced racer in the world in the field. An open-air laboratory, the race enabled Olivier Lombard and his team to reflect on new mobility solutions in order to meet contemporary environmental challenges. While the transport sector alone is responsible for 20% of greenhouse gas emissions, the company is positioning itself as a player in climate change. Hopium brings together a team of experts,
Hopium (FR0014000U63 – MLHPI) is listed on Euronext Access + and is eligible for PEA-PME.