February 23, 2016

YOUR NEXT CAR WILL BE A VOLT:

No gears, no gasoline, no problem: check out this hydrogen-powered car (Belinda Smith, 2/23/16, cOSMOS)

With a carbon fibre and aluminium outer shell weighing less than 40 kilograms, keeping the weight of the whole car around 500 kilograms, the Riversimple Rasa is incredibly fuel-efficient, able to traverse 500 kilometres on just 1.5 kilograms of hydrogen.

It can go from zero to 100 kilometres an hour - top speed - in around 10 seconds, thanks to an 8.5 kilowatt fuel cell stack adapted from those usually found in forklifts which powers in-wheel electric motors. The same motors double as brakes.

And its only byproduct? Water.

Posted by at February 23, 2016 5:43 PM

  

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