A British engineering company called Viritech is working on an ambitious hydrogen-powered hypercar. Dubbed the Apricale, it is being designed primarily as a technical showcase for the company’s hydrogen fuel-cell technology and aims to demonstrate the advantages of hydrogen vehicles over electric powertrains. The hypercar will be sold in limited numbers for around £1.5 million (~$2 million).
In order to lower the weight of the Apricale’s hardware, it features graphene-reinforced hydrogen pressure vessels. It was explained that the hydrogen storage tanks form part of the structure of the chassis to reduce weight and cost.
Viritech hasn’t said when the Apricale will be ready for production, but does intend on offering its hydrogen fuel cell technology to companies to be used in passenger cars, heavy goods vehicles, boats, and even aircraft.
Posted: May 02,2021 by Roni Peleg