The Hyperion Company, a Southern California-based technology company specializing in hydrogen innovation, has built a hydrogen-powered supercar, the XP-1. It utilizes an advanced hydrogen-fueled propulsion system with a range of 1000 miles on 1 tank of compressed hydrogen.
The Hyperion XP-1 is a supercar. Its electric motors will generate more than 1,000 horsepower, as the company states. The all-wheel-drive car can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in a little over two seconds.
Representing a massive leap in personal transportation and sustainable hydrogen power, the XP-1 features a high-performance, zero-emissions hydrogen-electric powertrain combined with aeronautical and space technology. When combined, these technologies allow the XP-1 to outperform modern sports cars while boasting unprecedented range, refuel time, endurance, and recyclability; especially when compared to battery-electric vehicles.
Hydrogen fuel cell cars are electric cars that use hydrogen to generate electrical power. The XP-1 uses it in fuel cells that combine hydrogen with oxygen from the air in a process that creates water, the vehicle's only emission, and a stream of electricity to power the car.
Compressed hydrogen has much more power per liter than a battery, and because hydrogen gas is very light, the overall vehicle weighs much less than heavy battery-packed models. As a result, the car is more energy efficient, can go farther and it is faster.
Also, tanking hydrogen takes much less time than charging a battery. To fill the tank on the XP-1 for a 1,000 mile reach, it just takes three to five minutes
Hyperion is a technology company that consists of three divisions, Hyperion Energy, Hyperion Motors, and Hyperion Aerospace. All divisions are focused on hydrogen-based power and delivery. The company was founded in 2011 by an expert team of PhD's, Based in Orange, California. Hyperion delivers cutting edge space technology, pioneered by NASA, to the world.
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