Last year the company revealed Sedan prototype and opened the first 1,000 pre-orders for the new vehicle.

The hydrogen Sedan “Hopium Machina Alpha 0’ has been produced in the Linas-Montlhéry test workshop and, following design and architecture phases and implementation of components within the vehicle, the protype has been evaluated and perfected.

The Sedan has been tested and achieved a speed of 200km/h (124mph) with a test version already bordering on the performance first promised by Hopium Machina in its final form.

Olivier Lombard, founder, and CEO of Hopium, said, “I am honoured and proud to welcome Jean-Baptiste Djebbari to this tremendous French industrial adventure, and to count on his vitality and his widely proven expertise in the fields of energy and transports.

“His arrival on Hopium’s Board of Directors is a major step in our development. I look forward to starting this collaboration and meet tomorrow’s challenges together.”

North American Hydrogen Summit  

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.