After announcing the imminent unveiling of their first hydrogen-powered car back in February, Riversimple is bringing the Rasa concept to this year’s London Motor Show on May 5th.
The Rasa is a lightweight two-seater hydrogen cell-powered “network” car, developed and built in Wales. It tips the scales at just 580 kg (1,278 lbs) and has the equivalent of 11 HP that drive each of its four in-wheel motors.
Once into production, Riversimple claim that the Rasa will have a range of up to 482 km (300 miles) while running on 1.5 kg of hydrogen, though it will first need a solid infrastructure.
In order to build the Rasa, the company needs a 2 million pound grant from the Welsh government, which will lead to a total of twenty prototypes being created and tested before the production model hits the streets in 2018.
Aside from the Rasa, this year’s London Motor Show visitors will be able to check out a wide range of cars from different manufacturers. Several outside demonstrations will also be staged, including important road safety initiatives meant to save lives and prevent accidents.
Those interested in attending, can do so by purchasing a £15.00 ticket and making sure their 6th-8th May weekend is free.