The Hyperion XP1: Hydrogen-Powered Hypercar with 1,000 Mile Range

By: | August 17th, 2020

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California-based Tech Company has unveiled ‘Hyperion XP-1’, a hydrogen fuel cell-powered super-car that can drive 1,000 miles without needing to refuel.

Hyperion says its main purpose is not to compete with Tesla but is to promote the benefits of hydrogen power.

“We’re proposing what the penultimate hydrogen car should be,” said CEO Angelo Kafantaris. “This car is meant to showcase the beauty of hydrogen.”

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Environmentally friendly hydrogen as a fuel source:

XP-1 does not depend on lithium-ion battery packs, but it utilizes two tanks of hydrogen that drive two powerful electric motors. At present, about 95 percent of all hydrogen is generated from the steam reforming of natural gas. As the byproducts are just water it is safe for the environment.

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Following some more distinct features of this supercar:

  • The XP-1 goes 0 to 60 mph in a staggering 2.2 seconds.
  • It has all-wheel drive and a three-speed transmission.
  • It can reach top speeds of more than 221mph.
  • The only thing it releases is water vapor.
  • You can enjoy nature as the wraparound glass canopy of the car offers a 360-degree view. 
  • The XP-1 makes very less noise in comparison to the latest gas guzzlers.
  • This high-tech roadster’s refueling time is just a few minutes.
  • Its weight is just about 2,275 pounds because of carbon fiber tanks for storing energy and its lightweight carbon-titanium chassis.

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Kafantaris is promoting this car as a safe and efficient fuel source. Kafantaris said, “The XP-1 was partially designed to function as an educational tool for the masses.” 

“Aerospace engineers have long understood the advantages of hydrogen as the most abundant, lightest element in the universe and now, with this vehicle, consumers will experience its extraordinary value proposition.”

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Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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