From the imagination of true hydrogen fuel cell enthusiasts comes a hypercar that will definitely turn heads and put any doubts that this technology is not for real to bed, or should we say hyperspeed.
Coming out of its “stealth mode” Orange California-based hydrogen startup Hyperion just uncovered its XP-1 hypercar.
“Space Technology for the Road”
Hyperion says that it will manufacture only 300 instances of the vehicle. The company says that the XP-1 can hit 60 mph in under 2.2 seconds, with a range of 1,000 miles
With insane numbers and beautiful lines, the Hyperion XP-1 hypercar is a hydrogen fuel cell car that the company says is powered by “an advanced hydrogen-fueled propulsion system that aims to help usher in a new frontier of automotive technology.”
The company’s plan for the unveiling has changed due to the Coronavirus but the wait was worth it. In its online reveal, the company has hit the mark.
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power gives the car a 0 – 60mph UNDER 2.2s —Top Speed 220+mph
The Hypercar has solar panels, uses titanium, aluminum and Kevlar and carbon composite.
The Interior boasts of a 98in Curved Display— Gesture Control—134in Glass Canopy
V- Wing Doors- Turn heads with the XP-1’s V-Wing doors inspired by the “Winged Victory of Somothrace.”
Watch the newly released video to get an even better look at this beauty!
To find out more about Hyperion, visit https://www.hyperion.inc/
Official Press Release Follows
The XP-1, Hyperion’s first prototype, has an impressive 1,609 km range, fast refueling capabilities and space technology.
Hyperion, a technology company from Southern California that specializes in the generation, storage and propulsion of hydrogen, today showed a video of the prototype of its XP-1. This is the first chapter in the company’s long-term vision of using electrical energy using hydrogen technology.
The impressive first vehicle from Hyperion is the culmination of nearly 10 years of research, development and testing of hydrogen technology by more than 200 researchers and scientists. The XP-1 aims to allay range fears when compared to other electric vehicles. It has an impressive range of 1,609 km, which gives drivers the freedom to cover long distances with a feeling of security. Thanks to the technology for hydrogen storage in the vehicle, the XP-1 can be refueled in less than 5 minutes at public filling stations. The vehicle stores the electrical energy in fuel cell systems instead of heavy lithium-ion batteries and thus provides all the benefits of the electric drive of conventional electric vehicles – but without the additional weight, the long charging times,
“One of the tasks of the XP-1 is to serve as a medium of information for the general public. Aerospace engineers have long known the benefits of hydrogen, which is the lightest and most abundant element in the universe. With this vehicle, consumers are now experiencing its outstanding value, “said Angelo Kafantaris, CEO and co-founder of Hyperion. “This is just the beginning of what can be achieved with hydrogen as a means of energy storage. The potential of this fuel is unlimited and will revolutionize the energy sector.”
The hydrogen fuel cells of the XP-1 provide the electrical energy with powerful motors on all four wheels. Due to the practically immediate power delivery and the lightweight construction, the XP-1 accelerates from 0 to 96 km / h in under 2.2 seconds. Since this emissions-free system also works without heavy-weight batteries, acceleration, braking, driving characteristics and the efficiency of the drive train are greatly improved compared to conventional electric and hybrid vehicles. Extreme temperatures do not affect the XP-1’s hydrogen storage system. The vehicle can therefore always and reliably deliver top performance even on long journeys on the road and on the racetrack. This is a decisive advantage over electric vehicles with batteries, the temperature of which must be constantly monitored. Active aerodynamic structures are also used in this supercar, which surround the vehicle on all sides in order to improve cornering at high speeds. In addition, these elements serve as solar panels that can adjust to the direction of the incidence of sunlight.
Hyperion’s XP-1 uses world-leading technology, including technology sourced from leading aerospace and engineering companies, including NASA. Hyperion is further developing space technology introduced by NASA for use in commercial applications such as the XP-1. These technologies include state-of-the-art hydrogen systems, power generation technology, and high-performance materials.
The Hyperion XP-1 will go into production in the USA in 2022. In addition to the prototype of the XP-1, Hyperion will soon release more information about the company’s plans to revolutionize the hydrogen fueling industry.