Riversimple began with a hydrogen fuel cell, a manifesto for sustainable design and a blank sheet of paper. Every aspect of our technology is continuously interrogated for simplicity, efficiency, lightness, strength, affordability, safety and sustainability. And the name of our first model, the Rasa is a nod to that blank sheet of paper – Tabula Rasa means ‘Clean slate’ in Latin.
The Rasa is an electric car powered by hydrogen rather than batteries and emits water. The hydrogen passes through a fuel cell, where it combines with oxygen from the air to produce electricity. This electricity flows to small, lightweight electric motors, one in each wheel, which give the car 4 wheel drive.