Hyperion will launch sales of the first hydrogen supercar X1

Hyperion will launch sales of the first hydrogen supercar X1

September 22, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle is one potential alternative to conventional ICE vehicles. Compared to battery electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are much less popular.

In fact, only a small number of automakers have gone into the development of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Hyperion is one of a handful of manufacturers working on production of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The Hyperion XP1 will be named the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell supercar.

Externally, the Hyperion XP-1 has a muscular and exotic supercar appearance. Behind the car door, there are two futuristic buttresses that improve active aerodynamics at high-speed corners. These cells also function as solar panels. Interestingly, they can change position, which allows them to follow the path of the sun.

Hyperion says the XP-1 will be an all-wheel-drive vehicle with a three-speed transmission. The hydrogen propulsion system helps the XP-1 accelerate to 100 km / h in less than 2.2 seconds. The maximum speed of the model will be 356 km / h. The most impressive characteristic of the novelty is its power reserve, which will be 1609 km at one filling. In addition, it is stated that refueling the XP-1 will take no more than five minutes.

It was designed using technologies used in the aerospace industry by NASA. Also, in one of its posts on Twitter, the company says that hydrogen tanks and fuel cells will allow the creators of the supercar not only to save on the weight of the car, but also to improve its performance. In addition, filling the cylinders with hydrogen will be much faster than charging the batteries.

The Hyperion XP-1 is slated to begin production in 2020. Hyperion plans to produce 300 units of hydrogen-electric supercars. The price of this car has not yet been disclosed.