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New Hydrogen-Powered Car Can Hit 220mph And Go 1,000 Miles Without Refilling

New Hydrogen-Powered Car Can Hit 220mph And Go 1,000 Miles Without Refilling

US tech company Hyperion has unveiled its new hydrogen-powered supercar that can reach speeds of 220 miles per hour and travel more than 1,000 miles without refilling:

The vehicle, which looks like something from outer space (let's be honest), can go from 0-60 in just 2.2 seconds and it's eco-friendly too because it runs on hydrogen energy which is renewable and doesn't produce harmful emissions.

The XP-1 has a titanium carbon fibre chassis (sounds posh, doesn't it?) and apparently the only emission from its exhausts will be water vapour.

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The interior. Credit: Hyperion
The interior. Credit: Hyperion

On the inside there's a glass cockpit with a 98-inch curved display with touch-free controls and a wraparound glass canopy which will provide drivers and passengers with 360-degree views. As well as a whole lot of polishing...

If this all wasn't enough, there are aerodynamic elements behind the swing-up doors and, speaking of the doors, they also double up as solar panels and can even change position to match the trajectory of the sun.

Credit: Hyperion
Credit: Hyperion
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Hyperion CEO Angelo Kafantaris explained: "Aerospace engineers have long understood the advantages of hydrogen as the most abundant, lightest element in the universe.

"Now, with this vehicle, consumers will experience its extraordinary value proposition.

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"This is only the beginning of what can be achieved with hydrogen as an energy storage medium. The potential of this fuel is limitless and will revolutionise the energy sector."

One thing that hasn't been mentioned yet is the price, but production is expected to begin in 2022.

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Let's hope there is as much demand for the XP-1 as there was for Elon Musk's Cybertruck - as the Tesla boss claimed there had been 200,000 orders in two days when it launched last year.

Tesla's Cybertruck. Credit: PA
Tesla's Cybertruck. Credit: PA

The tech billionaire tweeted: "147k Cybertruck orders so far, with 42% choosing dual, 41% tri & 17% single motor. With no advertising & no paid endorsement."

He later updated that figure in a separate tweet saying he'd received 200,000 orders. If you want to place an order for your very own Cybertruck it's only $100 (£75) to put your name on the list, which Musk says is fully refundable. It's expected to go on sale in car showrooms next year.

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Musk should be happy with the number of orders, especially considering the big launch for the vehicle didn't really go according to plan.

The grand reveal took place in California where Musk told the audience: "You want a truck that's really tough, not fake tough. You want a truck you can take a sledgehammer to, a truck that won't scratch, doesn't dent."

Tesla design chief Franz von Holshausen took a steel ball to the windows and ended up breaking two... awkward.

Featured Image Credit: Hyperion

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Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]