Riversimple is aiming to offer customers affordable, hassle free, fun-to-drive hydrogen powered eco cars.
We are making electric cars powered by hydrogen rather than batteries because we believe they have a vital role to play in decarbonising transport as quickly and effectively as possible. The only emission from our cars is water.
We will not be selling cars. Our vehicles will be offered to customers on a subscription-only basis. One all-inclusive, cost-transparent monthly payment will cover all costs, including insurance and fuel.
As a business we want to make sustainability profitable – the longer the cars last, the more efficient they are, the more profitable we will be.
We ‘re running trials with the public now and are making preparations for volume production.
Riversimple is a United Kingdom-based car manufacturer of hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Our Research & Development headquarters are in Llandrindod Wells, in Mid Wales.
Riversimple was founded by former motorsport engineer Hugo Spowers. Hugo set up OSCar Automotive in 2001, which became Riversimple in 2007. Both the cars and the company have been developed under his leadership on the basis of whole system design, from the first car, the Morgan LIFECar shown at the Geneva Motorshow in 2008, to the latest customer-ready Rasa.
Riversimple was awarded the SIMMs Medal by the RAC Club in 2016 for “outstanding contribution to motoring innovation” and elected as an Emerging Innovator member of the Circular Economy network CE100 by Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2017. In 2018 the company was named at no.69 in the Disrupt100 list. In 2019 Hugo won the Unreasonable Person award at the London Business School’s Real Innovation Awards, for showing “enormous tenacity and stubbornness in pursuing an idea, despite the difficulties encountered along the way”.