Riversimple Fuel Cell Car Project Continues to Plod Along
People are getting more and more excited about green automobiles, so it was kind of surprising to see such a neutral reaction to the Fuel Cell Car by Riversimple. While this project has a very interesting slant from other cars that we have seen in this niche, it was met with a very lukewarm reception and things have not really heated up on in yet. However, the Riversimple Fuel Cell Car continues on and will hopefully be available for release in the next few years.
One of the biggest knocks on the car is its general appearance. Now this is pretty shocking considering some of the designs that have come out with electric cars. Having said that, electric cars have finally made a turn for the better and some of the designs that are out and that will be coming out are pretty dramatically different from what we have seen in the past.
The Riversimple Fuel Cell Car almost looks like an AMC Pacer that was premature. To say that it is an attractive car would be a stretch, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What does make this car attractive is the anticipated pricing. Current estimates have it costing the owner about $322/month in USD. Compared to some of the other options, this is truly a bargain.
Another attractive aspect of the car is the range that it will have. Many of the electric cars that are out and will be coming out are stuck in the 80-100 mile range. Reportedly, the Riversimple Fuel Cell Car will be able to cover about 240 miles before it needs recharging. According to Riversimple, it has “an efficiency equivalent to 300 miles to the gallon.” That is a pretty impressive number and one that may make people look past the AMC Pacer look and deep into their wallets.