Hyperion, a Southern California technology company specializing in hydrogen generation, storage and propulsion, today unveiled the XP-1 prototype. The supercar features an 1,000-mile range and it can be recharged in less than five minutes at public stations. The vehicle stores electric energy via fuel cell systems versus heavy lithium ion batteries.
The XP-1 has been in development for 10 years, with testing and research in hydrogen technology by over 200 researchers and scientists. It’s capable of reaching 0-60 mph in under 2.2 seconds.
Angelo Kafantaris, Hyperion CEO, says: “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.”
He adds: “This is only the beginning of what can be achieved with hydrogen as an energy storage medium. The potential of this fuel is limitless and will revolutionize the energy sector.”
The Hyperion XP-1 will be produced in the U.S. beginning in 2022.