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.
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