Final summer time, a Southern California-based firm known as Hyperion debuted printed Friday by Motor1.. The corporate referred to the XP-1 idea as an “academic device,” however there’s extra to it than that, it will appear, as a result of it took the XP-1 for a spin on the streets of Las Vegas, in accordance with a report
Now, in case you forgot, the Hyperion XP-1 is a hydrogen gasoline cell-powered automotive that claims a 1,000-mile vary per tank of hydrogen, 1,500 horsepower, a 0-60 time of round 2.2 seconds and a high velocity of 221 mph. Slightly apparently, Hyperion claims there aren’t any batteries on-board to retailer vitality (as we see within the Toyota Mirai and Hyundai Nexo, for instance), which reduces weight.
Regardless of the shortage of a bodilypresent this yr, Hyperion determined to go to Vegas anyway, and it drove the XP-1 up and down the Strip, in addition to out within the desert. We do not have quite a lot of element on precisely how briskly it went or what the corporate was doing within the desert, nevertheless it’s attention-grabbing to see the automotive lined in camouflage, contemplating that it is already been seen with out it.
Hyperion plans to supply the XP-1 on the market to the general public beginning in 2022, however with the majority of the deliberate 300-vehicle manufacturing run slated for 2023.
Hyperion did not instantly reply to Roadshow’s request for remark.