Report | 1997

Speeding the Transition: Designing a Fuel-Cell Hypercar

By Amory Lovins

This paper discusses the transformation in automotive technology that could accelerate the transition to fuel-cell-powered transportation. The authors write that ultralight, advanced-composite, low-drag, hybrid-electric Hypercars could be three to fourfold more efficient and one or two orders of magnitude cleaner than today’s cars, yet equally safe, sporty, desirable, and affordable. The paper discusses a conceptual Hypercar powered by a proton-exchange-membrane fuel cell and outlines the implications of platform physics and component selection for the vehicle’s mass budget and performance.