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Hydrogen propulsion systems are often used in space exploration rather than road vehicles, but one firm has now developed a hydrogen-electric supercar that is capable of doing zero to 60 miles per hour in just 2.2 seconds.

The Sportsman shared the design of the Hyperion XP-1 hydrogen-electric supercar, which utilises the same technology used by NASA for space propulsion to create an environmentally friendly car.

The stats for the Hyperion XP-1 are impressive. It’s estimated to have a top speed of 221 mph, and a range of up to 1,000 miles, far outstripping many other electric cars already on the roads. What’s more, it produces zero emissions.

There are also “air blades” that wrap around the sides of the car to provide an aerodynamic structure that improves its handling. These air blades also include solar panels that are able to change their position to track the course of the sun.

Hyperion CEO Angelo Kafantaris commented: “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.”

As CleanTechnica recently reported, sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK climbed significantly during the lockdown. Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that EVs accounted for 32 per cent of new vehicle registrations in the UK in April this year.

Sales of EVs have continued to be strong in May, June and July this year too, indicating that consumers are increasingly happy to choose a vehicle that isn’t diesel or petrol powered.

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