Hopium Unveils Its Hydrogen-powered Sedan Prototype
Hopium, a new French manufacturer of hydrogen-powered sedans, has unveiled its first rolling prototype during the Viva Technology week in Paris. Originally the car was announced in October 2020 and produced in record time in the Linas-Montlhéry test workshop, this vehicle, called Alpha 0, certifies the reliability of the fuel cell system. After the design and architecture phases, followed by implementing the various components within the vehicle, the prototype was able to be evaluated and perfected through bench and track tests. With a speed of 200 km/h (124 mph), this test version already borders on the performance promised by the Hopium Machina in its final form.
Alpha 0 also introduces the signature lighting, the emblem of Hopium, whose shape is reminiscent of the stratification of hydrogen and the movement of waves on the surface of the water.
The reveal of this technological showcase is a crucial step in the manufacturer's roadmap. Hopium says it confirms its ability to achieve the goals that have been set.
The Hopium teams are already fully committed in carrying out the following steps, aiming to produce Hopium Machina on an industrial scale, with a new rendezvous expected in the first quarter of 2022.