This hydrogen powered car is the vehicle of the future
At the moment, electric cars are all the rage. However, in the coming years and decades, it is highly likely that hydrogen-powered cars will take over the market. At this point in time, hydrogen fuel cell technology is still far from the consumer market, but that doesn’t stop innovative companies from continuing to drive this alternative power system forward.
Riversimple, which is billed as the only independent hydrogen fuel cell car company in the world, recently unveiled the Mark II version of the Rasa two-seater car.
The Rasa is fuel cell car – this means that in a complex process, hydrogen and oxygen are combined to produce the electricity that powers the vehicle.
The Rasa Mark II improves upon the design of the first iteration by adding four new wheel motors. These are manufactured in-house and compliment a re-design of both the brake and suspension system.
In addition, the Mark II concept features lightweight road wheels and an all-carbon-fiber chassis. The car also saw the addition of a full heating system and satellite navigation.
In specific, the Rasa has an 8.5kW Hydrogenics fuel cell that uses about 3.3lbs of hydrogen that is stored at 5,000psi. The incredible thing about this technology is that it can be recharged in a matter of seconds or minutes depending on its fuel level.
In a single refueling, the hydrogen fuel cell car has an impressive range of 300 miles.
At this point in time, the car is far from entering the consumer market. That being said, Riversimple is planning on testing about 20 Rasa Mark II cars in 2019. They noted that if they are successful in the further test, they will work to develop a fleet of delivery vans.
Before you know it, you may be driving in and accepting deliveries from a hydrogen-powered automobile.