SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TECHNOLOGY COMPANY HYPERION LAUNCHES ULTIMATE HYDROGEN ELECTRIC SUPERCAR
Hyperion’s first prototype, the XP-1, offers an impressive 1000 mile range, rapid refueling capabilities and space age technology
Orange, Calif. (August 12, 2020) – Hyperion, a Southern California technology company specializing in the production, storage and propulsion of hydrogen, today unveiled the XP-1 prototype via video. This is the first chapter of the company’s long-term vision to harness electric power through hydrogen technology.
Hyperion’s striking inaugural vehicle is the culmination of nearly 10 years of development, testing and research in hydrogen technology by more than 200 researchers and scientists. Aiming to eliminate range anxiety over other electrical devices, the XP-1 boasts an impressive range of 1,000 miles – this allows drivers to cover long distances with peace of mind. Thanks to in-vehicle hydrogen storage technology, the XP-1 can be recharged in less than five minutes at public stations. The vehicle stores electrical energy through fuel cell systems compared to heavy duty lithium-ion batteries, providing all the benefits of electric motors found in traditional electric vehicles, without additional weight, extended charge times, battery degradation and prohibitive recyclability.
“The XP-1 was partially designed to function as an educational tool for the masses. Aerospace engineers have long understood the benefits of hydrogen as the most abundant and lightest element in the universe and now, with this vehicle, consumers will discover its extraordinary value proposition, ”said Angelo Kafantaris , CEO of Hyperion and founding member. “This is only the beginning of what can be achieved with hydrogen as a means of energy storage. The potential of this fuel is unlimited and will revolutionize the energy sector.
The XP-1’s hydrogen fuel cell supplies electric power to all four wheels via powerful motors. Due to its near-instantaneous power and lightweight design, the XP-1 is capable of reaching 0-100 km / h in under 2.2 seconds. Since this zero-emission system also eliminates the need for heavy batteries, acceleration, braking, handling and powertrain efficiency are dramatically improved over traditional electric and hybrid vehicles. The XP-1’s hydrogen storage system is unaffected by extreme temperatures, allowing the vehicle to consistently and reliably deliver peak performance over long driving sessions, both on the road and on track. This is a crucial advantage over battery-powered electric vehicles which require continuous temperature maintenance. The supercar also uses active aerodynamic structures that wrap around each side of the vehicle to improve high-speed cornering. In addition, these elements also act as solar panels, which can be articulated to follow the path of the sun.
The Hyperion XP-1 uses some of the most advanced technologies in the world, including technologies derived from some of the world’s largest aerospace, engineering and space agency companies, including NASA. Hyperion is developing space flight technology pioneered by NASA for use in commercial applications, such as the XP-1. These technologies include advanced hydrogen systems, power generation technologies and high performance materials.
The Hyperion XP-1 will be produced in the United States from 2022. In addition to the XP-1 prototype, Hyperion will soon provide additional information on the company’s plan to revolutionize the hydrogen refueling industry.
For more information on Hyperion or its XP-1 prototype, please visit hyperion.inc.
HYPERION XP-1 TECHNICAL SHEET
Hyperion’s striking inaugural vehicle is the culmination of nearly 10 years of development, testing and research in hydrogen technology by more than 200 researchers and scientists. This is the first chapter of the company’s long-term vision to harness electric power through hydrogen technology.
Range of 1,016 miles (55% city, 45% highway)
0-60 MPH in under 2.2 seconds
Top speed over 221 km / h
PROPULSION / TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGY
Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell Power Module
Carbon fiber hydrogen storage systems
High efficiency permanent magnet electric motors
3 speed transmission
Ultra-capacitor energy storage
Composite body reinforced with titanium
Carbon and titanium monocoque (composite metal matrix)
Curb weight: less than 2,275 lbs
AERO / SUSPENSION TECHNOLOGY
Fully independent double wishbone suspension made of space-grade ultralight aluminum alloy
High density active solar panel wings (“air knives”)
Active articulation side mirrors
Vortex forced air intake
Kevlar reinforced composite base diffuser
Hydraulic body height adjustment system
WHEELS / TIRES
Carbon ceramic brakes: 18 ” front, 17 ” rear
Regenerative braking technology
Optional carbon composite wheels: 21 ” front, 22 ” rear
Pirelli P Zero tires – 255/30 ZR21 front, 335/25 ZR22 rear
Hand-stitched carbon fiber and leather seat structures
98 ” curved screen
Touchless gesture control for the center console
Titanium pedals and gear selector
V-Wing doors inspired by the “Winged Victory of Samothrace”
134 ” Wrap Glass Canopy with Privacy Tint Control
Carbon / titanium accents
MANUFACTURING AND DELIVERY
100% designed, engineered and handcrafted in the USA
Fully customizable color and trim options
Total production of 300 units
Hyperion XP-1 deliveries set to begin in early 2022
HYPERION REVEALS SNEAK PEEK VIDEO OF HYDROGEN ELECTRIC SUPERCAR
Orange, Calif. (July 15, 2020) – The Hyperion Company, Inc, a Southern California-based technology company specializing in hydrogen innovation, today unveiled a preview of its highly anticipated hydrogen supercar, the XP -1. In an effort to bring space and aviation technology to the road, this radical prototype will use an advanced hydrogen-powered propulsion system and aims to help open a new frontier in automotive technology.
Representing a leap forward in personal transportation and sustainable hydrogen production, the XP-1 features a high-performance, zero-emission hydrogen electric powertrain combined with technology directly derived from some of the world’s largest aerospace companies, engineering and space world. When combined, these technologies allow the XP-1 to outperform modern sports cars while providing unprecedented range, refueling time, endurance and recyclability; especially compared to today’s battery electric vehicles.
“We are extremely excited to bring Hyperion to the world so that we can educate people about the benefits of hydrogen power systems. As the most abundant element in the universe, the potential is virtually limitless. Our goal is to tell the story of hydrogen with inspiring vehicles and infrastructure solutions. Said Angelo Kafantaris, CEO of Hyperion and founding member. “With the launch of the XP-1, we aim to relaunch the last frontier towards a cleaner future for generations to come.”
The Hyperion XP-1 will be unveiled in August 2020.