Powys-based firm unveils 'revolutionary' hydrogen car

A company in Llandrindod Wells has created a 'revolutionary' prototype hydrogen car.

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Riversimple unveiled The Rasa which is a two-seater vehicle and gives the equivalent of '250 miles to the gallon'. The car is said to have the lowest carbon emissions for any vehicle 'well-to-wheel' with water as its only output.

The company it was supported by a £2m grant from the Welsh Government 'to produce a vehicle that will maximise hydrogen as a fuel source and minimise pollution'.

It aims to launch a trial of 20 cars by the end of the year, making them available on the market in 2018.

The Rasa engineering prototype marks another key milestone in bringing an affordable and highly-efficient hydrogen-powered car to market. We really have started from a clean sheet of paper. The Rasa gives us the opportunity to introduce customers to a more convenient concept of motoring, a lightness of ownership that neither places a burden on the pockets of motorists or the surrounding environment. The car is simple, light and fun in every respect."

– Hugo Spowers, Founder of Riversimple Movement Ltd