Hyperion Motors to debut at New York Auto Show
In April, the Hyperion Company, an aerospace R&D firm, will officially show off its new division, Hyperion Motors. The company claims its products were developed with NASA; Hyperion’s past work has been on electrolyzers, hydrogen storage, and fuel cell systems.
Hydrogen cars were a popular idea when George W. Bush was President, but since then have faded in favor of more mass-market-practical alternative energy systems, such as hybrid-electric and battery-electric vehicles. Toyota still sells its Mirai hydrogen car in the United States.
Due to obsolete grids, wind turbines and solar panels are generating unusable electricity or, in the case of wind turbines, being shut down; some envision these facilities being used to isolate hydrogen in their “spare time,” so to speak, making hydrogen cars more practical in some uses.
Exactly what Hyperion is planning to launch will be revealed in April, during media days at the New York Auto Show; the company will remain for public access days.
Clark Westfield grew up fixing up and driving past-their-prime American cars, including various GM and Mopar V8s. He has ghostwritten auto news for the last few years, lives in Farmingdale, New York, and can be reached at +1.516-531-4021.