Innovative electric car built in Llandrindod Wells to be displayed at London Motor Show

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Robert Doman

AN INNOVATIVE hydrogen cell powered car, developed and built in Powys, will be displayed at the new London Motor Show.

Being staged in Battersea Park from May 5-8, the show will see the Riversimple RASA showcased as one of the foremost pioneering automotive technology developments.

The lightweight and highly efficient, ‘network’ electric car is powered by innovative hydrogen fuel cell technology.

The two-seater car is the brainchild of Llandrindod Wells company Riversimple Movement, which aims to launch a trial of 20 cars by the end of the year, making them available on the market in 2018.

Development of the 250mpg vehicle was aided by a £2m Welsh Government grant.

The company unveiled its prototype last month.

At the unveiling, Riversimple Movement founder, Hugo Spowers said: “The RASA engineering prototype marks another key milestone in bringing an affordable and highly-efficient hydrogen powered car to market.”

The new London Motor Show promises visitors the opportunity of seeing a wide range of cars from city cars right through to high performance supercars. Visitors can also road test the car of their choice as well as buying it on the spot.

A variety of other outside demonstrations will also be staged, including important road safety initiatives, designed to save lives and prevent accidents.

Tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster at £15.

The show will open from 10am to 6pm on May 6 and 7, and on May 8 from 10am to 5pm.

 

For full details visit www.thelondonmotorshow.co.uk

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