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…..

The Rasa is an eco car perfect for all those everyday journeys like the daily commute. With a range of 300 miles, it will suit those for whom a battery electric vehicle presents real challenges, whether that be access to charging points, keeping on the road without any enforced downtime at inconvenient times of day or simply expense.

The Rasa is light to handle, responsive and fun to drive. A nippy 0-60 mph in 9.7 seconds, it cruises at 60 mph and we have capped the speed at that level to deliver maximum range and efficiency.

We anticipate the cost per month for our eco car to be about the same as owning and running a basic mid-size hatchback.

It takes about three to five minutes to fill with hydrogen. The pump is similar to a diesel or petrol one, just locked into place on the car. Simply press a button to automatically refill. And the cost of the hydrogen is included in the service.

Unusually for an eco car company, Riversimple is keen to involve people in the design of both the car and the service, so we are running Beta Tests with a number of Rasas built specifically for this purpose. The Beta Tests will run throughout 2021 and much of 2022 in the regions of Monmouthshire, drawing support from the County Council and the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), and in Pembrokeshire as part of the Milford Haven:Energy Kingdom (MH:EK) project with support from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).