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Tuesday, 18 August 2020 15:58

On the Lighter Side: The Hyperion XP1 Is A Hydrogen Powerhouse With A 1,000 Mile Range

Written by Chris Young, Interesting Engineering

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Hyperion says it's more interested in promoting the benefits of hydrogen fuel than competing with Tesla.

Over the last couple of years, many a car has been touted as a Tesla killer, and several alternatives to electric vehicles (EVs) have been proposed, including solar cars and hydrogen-fueled vehicles.

 

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California-based tech company Hyperion has just unveiled its Hyperion XP1 and, while the company does want to highlight the benefits of hydrogen as a standard EV and ICE alternative, company CEO Angelo Kafantaris says he has no interest in taking on Tesla with the limited-run vehicle.

 

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But if the Hyperion XP1, a hydrogen fuel cell-powered hypercar with a 1,000-mile (1,609 km) range and a top speed of 221 mph (356 km/h), delivers on its promise, comparisons will be inevitable. Aside from the Hyperion XP1's impressive range statistics, the hypercar goes 0 to 60 mph in only 2.2. seconds and recharges in three to five minutes. It's difficult not to look down the road at a certain other California-based car company. But that's not the plan here.


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