Next month, California-based Hyperion Motors will launch a new and interesting car,media reported. The XP-1 aims to be the first model to use a hydrogen fuel cell for supercar-level performance. While hydrogen energy is currently a hot energy source, it is considered a potential household clean energy source, and it looks like a great thing in the growing electricaa market and is expected to be the focus of many energy exports in the coming decades. But it hasn’t really taken off in the automotive industry yet.
Although Toyota and Hyundai/Kia have contributed to the development of zero-emission vehicles to some extent, pure electric vehicles have so far been the dominant driver of zero-emission vehicles. But the arrival of a hydrogen fuel cell has its meaning, and it can fill cars with fuel as quickly as gasoline. But it has a very large short board, which is that there are not many hydrogen-powered supply stations, or rather, very scarce.
The few fuel cell cars on the market, such as the Mirai and Nexo, are positioned as useful family cars. So the idea of a hydrogen-powered street sports car that claims to provide supercar-class performance represents a technological leap forward.
According to manufacturers, the XP-1’s biggest feature is its high-performance, zero-emission hydrogen power system, which combines technology obtained directly from some of the world’s leading aviation, engineering and aerospace agencies. With these technologies, the XP-1 surpasses modern sports cars with unprecedented mileage, refueling time, durability and recyclability — especially compared to today’s battery electric cars.
The space agency’s mention increases the likelihood that Hyperion is developing a liquid hydrogen power system, rather than the simpler gaseous hydrogen power system used by most fuel cell electric vehicles. Liquid hydrogen systems will allow the storage system to use greater energy density, but this also presents some disadvantages, such as the additional weight of the cooling system in the cooling system, the additional energy loss in compression and regasification.
More details won’t be known until Hyperion officially releases the car.