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Potential of a Hydrogen Car - Hyperion

  Hyperion XP-1                                                  Source:  Hyperion XP-1 Driving With Zero Carbon Emissions California-based startup Hyperion has developed a hydrogen powered car, called Hyperion XP-1, that packs 2,000 hp and has a range of more than 1,000 miles.  Still a prototype, the h-car is a spectacular vehicle with a highly unusual, futuristic design and distinctive, unconventional proportions.  For example, the vehicle has Bugatti-style adjustable blades covered with solar panels.  Hyperion not only has a distinctive hydrogen hypercar;  but also, it plans to build a network of hydrogen fill-up stations. The stations will deploy NASA refueling technology to keep fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) and battery  electric vehicles (BEV) powered and on the move.  Hydrogen's Advantages and Tech Specs Hydrogen offers drivers a huge advantage. It takes only 5 minutes to fill up the hydrogen tanks and off you go with zero carbon emissions driving.  The Hyperion XP-1 po

Honda Developing Smart Micro-Vehicles

  Several New Micro-Mobility Vehicles                                                                                      Source:  Honda Unique New Technologies  Honda is developing a series of test vehicles that will be able to communicate and cooperate like humans.  They are micro-mobility vehicles that include a 4-seat electric mini-car. The car self-drives and can have conversations with the user. There is also a very mobile robot that can help carry people's bags.  These vehicles are the highly innovative creations of Honda CI (Cooperative Intelligence) and Honda AI.  Honda says that the goal and purpose of these new travel concepts is to help people who don't own a car, to move around cities.  The Japanese automaker believes that the need for micro-mobility vehicles is a big, growing trend that it wants to capitalize on.  It plans to offer some of these new technologies first to Japan in 2030. The vehicles go into testing in early 2023. New Technologies of "Cooperat

Lincoln's Star, Future of E-Driving

  Beautiful New Lincoln Concept                                                  Source:  Lincoln Star Lincoln's Greener Future Ford's luxury brand Lincoln is building its electric future with three new EVs by 2025.  The Lincoln Star concept, just unveiled, provides a great perspective on what that future will look like.  The new, medium sized crossover SUV is an expression of Lincoln's design, styling and technology perspectives that awaits public input on their favorites for the electric Lincoln of their dreams. What You Want to Know About the Concept The Star's style is long and low.  The EV can be formulated as a 2-row or 3-row SUV.  The interior is spacious and loaded with glass for unobstructed views.  The front of the vehicle has no traditional grille. Instead, there is a lightshow with a full-length LED system of lights. As there is no combustion engine under the front hood the frunk (front trunk) has diamond shaped lattice etching that lead up to a clear center

Mercedes New Vision EQXX "R&D Lab on Wheels"

  Electric Concept with 620 Mile Range                                      Source:  Mercedes Vision EQXX MB On the Electric Road With Rolling R&D Lab Mercedes unveiled its long-anticipated Vision EQXX electric concept car at CES 2022 in Las Vegas.  The car breaks the mold for unique styling, design and technology.  It can travel 620 miles on a single charge.  Mercedes says that is the equivalent of travelling from New York City to Cincinnati nonstop.  The German luxury car manufacturer says the Vision EQXX is the most efficient car that it has ever built.  It needs a full recharge just twice a month. Design and Style The Vision EQXX is all about luxury, efficiency and zero emissions.  The body is distinctively different from other Mercedes models with a sleek, curvy and futuristic look.  Segments of the car's exterior are 3-D printed. The interior is plush and green with touches of mushroom fiber, bamboo fiber and cactus biomaterial.  Mercedes executives unveiled the vehicle v

Is It a Flying Saucer or a Solar Car?

  UC Berkeley Students' Solar Car Zephyr                                                                      Source:  UC Berkeley Heading into Road Race Competition at the American Solar Challenge Engineering students at UC Berkeley have built a road-ready, registered solar car called Zephyr.  To say the least, the vehicle is eye-catching.  It closely resembles a flying saucer.  But, it is a fully functional solar/electric powered car. Zephyr has been cleared for driving and has a California license plate.  The UC Berkeley student inventors are putting Zephyr into national competition.  It's heading for the 5 day, 1,000 mile road race between Independence, Missouri and Las Vegas, N.M. called the American Solar Challenge, which is a race among solar cars for their solar power endurance. Unique & One-of-a-Kind One of the creators, recent graduate Alexander Zerkle, says that the EV "is a hand-made, unique, one-of-a-kind car".  He says it looks like a flying saucer b