Category: Alpha Build

17
Feb

RIVERSIMPLE RASA IS UNVEILED

We are team Riversimple. This February we are proud to present the first production prototype of a revolutionary hydrogen fuel cell car from Wales – Riversimple Rasa.

Not so long ago, Rasa looked like this.

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This is the ground breaking powertrain, built in Wales.

The new car reflects a simple idea that was first mooted in the 4th century BC by the great philosopher and scientist, Aristotle. It is the idea that something new begins, not with predetermined structure and characteristics, but with a blank slate – tabula rasa – moment of potential.

We set out with a blank slate, to design a car for the world in which we now live, shaped by the best technology available to us and answerable to our most pressing concerns. We set out to build a local car that will take people on their local journeys, in the way that they wish to travel, at a cost that is affordable – and without leaving a heavy footprint of air pollution and environmental degradation. To do this we selected a still evolving, but incredibly promising and safe technology. This is hydrogen fuel cell technology.

We are a small, multi-talented, hard-working team of engineers and designers. Riversimple is headed up by company architect Hugo Spowers and supported by some big thinking business experts, without whom we would not be in this position today. As independents, we can tell you it has been no mean feat.

Riversimple Rasa is a wonder … Great to drive, safe to drive, fun to drive, light in every respect of the word, quick to refuel, and with a super strong framework of carbon fibre.

On the day that a lively crew arrived to film Rasa in action on the roads for the first time, the sun came out across the Welsh mountains – creating the perfect backdrop. At no extra cost.

Now that you have seen the car, we hope that you will join the Riversimple movement

 

 

08
Sep

Riversimple Mark 2 Architecture

Here is a brief summary of the technology within our new Riversimple Mark 2 eco car architecture. Our engineers will explain more over the next few weeks…..Continue Reading..

08
Sep

Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event 2015 – We are on our way!

We are excited to announce that our new vehicle architecture is on its way to the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event (9th/10th September, Millbrook, UK)

Hope to see you there!Continue Reading..

03
Sep

The Alpha Build is underway!

It has been a hive of activity in the workshop (and at our suppliers) over the last few weeks. bringing all the part of the Alpha hydrogen eco car build together, here is a small taster of what we have been up to!Continue Reading..

01
Sep

Welcome to Riversimple

Welcome to our new blog! Over the last year we have been quietly planning and designing our next generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell (HFC) vehicle here at our R&D facility in Llandrindod Wells (Mid Wales, UK). We are really excited that our ideas are now coming to fruition and want to share the next stage of our journey with you all. Over the next few months we will be blogging about the build of our next generation hydrogen fuel cell car. The styling surfaces look awesome and the latest generation of our tech is already up and running in lab conditions. We really can’t wait to see it all come together into our Mark 2 vehicle. Of course Riversimple is so much more than just another car company – our aim is ‘mobility at zero cost to the planet’, so expect plenty of stories about the challenges of starting a truly sustainable mobility company from our eclectic and dedicated team. It’s not going to be easy, but we wouldn’t be here if it was!

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