A new hydrogen-powered supercar arrives

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One would think that it is impossible to move at a maximum speed of 355 km / h and without stopping to cross 1,600 km, without the emission of harmful gases being zero. This is not another electric super-car, but a less represented, but by no means less important, hydrogen drive.

The British start-up company Viritech presented its first hydrogen car under the name Eprikale, world media report. Although not many details about this vehicle are known yet, it can be said that this aerodynamic model will be intended for speed lovers. Even the mirrors have been removed, and instead cameras have been installed on both sides, so that there would be no obstacle to achieving maximum speed.

Eprikael will be in limited production at the beginning of 2023, and 25 customers are already waiting for the delivery of their model, and they will not be sorry to pay 2.7 million dollars.

Although this super-vehicle is a colossal project, its creators point out that the hydrogen tank built into Eprikael is also revolutionary because the new technology will be able to be used in other forms of transport – from airplanes to ships.

Namely, it is a graphene composite vessel in which hydrogen will be under high pressure. Gerafen is a recently discovered crystal that is even 100 times stronger than steel, and at the same time it is one of the thinnest materials. The use of graphene will significantly reduce the weight of the hydrogen tank, which will further improve the vehicle’s performance.

Still, electric cars are still in the spotlight when it comes to eco-friendly vehicles due to a combination of good performance and affordable prices, but it is possible that new hydrogen propulsion technology will soon attract more attention from global car companies.

This is exactly what the founders of Viriteč wanted – not to become a commercial car manufacturer, but to show the scope of hydrogen applications in the automotive industry.

For some companies, such as Toyota, hydrogen-powered cars are the future because they do not require a long battery charge or the use of electricity that may not be obtained from renewable sources.

This model, like many other hydrogen-powered models, aims to draw public attention to the fact that, in addition to electric vehicles, other types of drives that do not pollute the environment have great potential, and it remains to be seen whether Eprikale will soon reach mass production.

Milena Maglovski

Source: Energetski portal Srbije by www.energetskiportal.rs.

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