19 Feb '16, 1pm

Riversimple Rasa: New Details On Super-Light Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car

Riversimple Rasa: New Details On Super-Light Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car

Stephen Edelstein 155 views Feb 19, 2016 U.K.-based startup Riversimple first showed its hydrogen fuel-cell Urban Car prototype in 2009, but since then there has been little apparent activity from the company. Now it's back with a refined design that it hopes to put into production by 2018. It's called the Rasa--as in tabula rasa , Latin for "clean slate." DON'T MISS: U.K. Extends Green-Car Grants To Double Buyers By 2018 (Dec 2015) The proverbial slate hasn't been wiped completely clean, though. Like Riversimple's previous design, the Rasa is a small two seater with a fuel-cell powertrain, seemingly intended primarily for urban driving. The updated car boasts a carbon-fiber monocoque that weighs just 88 pounds, helping to keep the weight of the entire vehicle down to 1,146 pounds. Power comes from an 8.5-kilowatt fuel-cell stack--adapted from one typically used in a forkl...

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