The Hyperion XP-1 is a pinnacle of cutting edge technology and promises 1,000 miles to a tank of hydrogen.
Hyperion calls it an “educational tool”. But the XP-1 looks like something out of science and friction flick with its “hydrogen fuel cell powertrain”.
The Hyperion XP-1 is the result of 10 years of research between hundreds of engineers and scientists. The Southern California firm hoping it will redefine What a supercar looks after showing the car on Wednesday. To be clear, this isn’t some production car ready for purchase. Rather, it’s a prototype that shows what Hyperion is capable of.
Know some basic Specifications of Hyperion XP-1
We don’t have any fine details about the supercar. Nor do we know some basic specifications. The XP-1 boasts some sort of wild hydrogen storage that makes carrying hydrogen a easy. Typically, the tanks are mighty bulky in today’s fuel-cell vehicles and this technology makes XP-1 a far grand masterpiece than any electric car.
That’s partially because there’s no feed for heavy batteries. The fuel cells store energy from the hydrogen, neglect the need for batteries. The company points out there’s is no fear over battery degradation, long charging times or the recycling strings attached to batteries at the end of their useful life. The company has a point, but hydrogen fuel cells aren’t without their own hurdles. It sounds like Hyperion may have solutions, but it’s clearly not ready to talk specifics just yet.
“This is only the beginning,” Angelo Kafantaris, Hyperion CEO said. “The potential of this fuel is limitless and will revolutionize the energy sector.”
The design, it’s certainly it’s own imagination. While there’s some sort of supercar mashup going on, mostly between Bugatti and Lotus Evija, there’s a particular rocket age cars surrounding the XP-1. It’s totally unclear how the pointed front fascia will make its way past pedestrian safety standards, but right now, but right now, it look like a retro-futuristic machine on earth.
As mentioned, the XP-1 will reportedly do 0-60 mph in 2.2 seconds and handle far batter than an EV carrying hefty battery packs. We know that it’s all wheel drive and has multiple electric motors to turn the hydrogen juice into Zero-emissions power and, on a full tank, the Hyperion said the supercar will o 1,000 miles. Hell, that better than gasoline car in terms of trips to the fuel pump. The company promised that it will take 5 minutes to complete fill of hydrogen tank.