The Future of the Super Car – The Hydrogen Powered Hyperion XP1

  • California-based tech company Hyperion has just unveiled its Hyperion XP1.
  • The Hyperion XP1 is a hydrogen fuel cell-powered hypercar with a claimed 1,000-mile (1,609 km) range and a top speed of 221 mph (356 km/h).
  • The car goes 0 to 60 mph in only 2.2. seconds and recharges in 3 to 5 minutes.

Instead of using extremely heavy lithium-ion battery packs used for electric vehicles, the XP1 utilizes two large tanks of hydrogen that drive two powerful electric motors. In this case, less curb weight means more range and more power.

Hyperion XP1. Credit: Hyperion

Impressive claims but the prototype is not set to be put into mass production. According to Hyperion CEO Kafantaris “We’re an energy company that’s building this car to tell a story.”

Hydrogen powered cars are environmentally friendly if the hydrogen is source from renewable energy. The byproduct or ‘emissions’ from a hydrogen powered car is water.

Hyperion XP1. Credit: Hyperion

About Hyperion

Founded in 2011 by an expert team of PhD’s, Hyperion is a technology company that consists of three divisions, Hyperion Energy, Hyperion Motors, and Hyperion Aerospace: all focused on hydrogen-based power and delivery. Based in Orange California, Hyperion delivers cutting edge space technology pioneered by NASA, to the world. From road vehicles to space travel, Hyperion seeks to completely revolutionize the transportation industry by offering convenient, high-quality, low-cost hydrogen fuel across America.

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