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14
Nov

Riversimple at the National Exhibition Centre

At the beginning of November, Team Riversimple were to be found at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

Riversimple at NEC. Presentation by Richard Coltart, Programme Manager, bringing the new car to production.

Riversimple at NEC. Presentation by Richard Coltart, Programme Manager, bringing the new car to production.

The annual Advanced Engineering Show has acquired an international reputation, attracting and demonstrating the latest developments in engineering. We had Riversimple’s Alpha Mk2 rolling chassis (the entire Hydrogen car minus external body shell) on show and it certainly attracted plenty of interest.

 

 

At present the design of the body shell is being kept under wraps, but from the point of view of the engineer it is the nuts and bolts of the interior that really fascinate.car-2

This is the culmination of fifteen years development at Riversimple. Designing around hydrogen fuel cell technology has allowed us to re-invent the car for the modern world. We have four electric motors, one in each wheel and these motors are also the brakes – recovering over 50% of kinetic energy when braking. There are super-capacitors to store this energy and the recovered energy is fed back into the system to provide 80% of the power for acceleration. The primary power source is a relatively low powered hydrogen fuel cell ( 8.5 kW) housed in a beautifully constructed framework of lightweight composites.

Our overall design gives us a groundbreaking efficiency and range, many times better than inserting fuel cells into conventional, heavy, vehicles. This also means it will be agile and fun to drive, and with a massive feel good factor, as we strive towards zero cost for the environment.

09
Jun

SERIOUSLY MOTORING

Seriously motoring hydrogen car research grant

We are the proud recipients of a substantial £2m grant for our hydrogen car research, Development and Innovation from the Welsh Government. We’ve had our heads down for the last few months working on a new powertrain and production prototype and are on track to finish the Alpha car this year. The Welsh landscape has never looked more beautiful!

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20
Jun

NOW BASED IN WALES

Riversimple Hydrogen car company moves to Wales

Glorious sunshine and beautiful views of Welsh hills  have welcomed us to our new workshop and offices in Llandrindod Wells.

We will be building our prototype hydrogen car on site here.  Find our new address in the contact details. Continue Reading..

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