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Riversimple (2009)

 

Presentation

Manufacturer

Technology provider

Partner

Horizon GPL

Vehicle

Riversimple, a company founded by former race car driver Hugo Spowers and backed by Porsche scion Sebastian Piech, Tuesday unveiled the prototype for a two-seat, hydrogen powered car promising fuel consumption equivalent to 360 miles per gallon (106 kilometres/litre).

Status

Passenger capacity

2

Size, weight

350 kg

Propulsion concept

It is equipped with a 6 kilowatt fuel cell that powers electric motors on each of its four wheels that double as brakes and can generate electricity, which is stored in devices called ultracapacitors. 

Fuel

Hydrogen

Storage

Range, consumption

240 miles (390 kilometres) on a 2.2 pound (1 kilogram) tank of hydrogen 

Top speed, acceleration

50 miles per hour (80 kph)

Approval

Operation

Goals

Costs, prices

Funding

Source, link

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/06/riversimple/

Comments

Instead of selling the car, touted as the world’s first low-cost and practical hydrogen vehicle, Riversimple says it plans to lease it, for about 200 British pounds ($315) per month - for the car’s expected 20-year lifetime. Leases would include refuelling .

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