Hopium this week announced it has integrated blockchain technology at the source of the development of its hydrogen-powered luxury vehicle – which the French car manufacturer says is a first in the automotive industry.
The Hopium Mãchina will utilise the technology to provide precise data about the ecological impact of vehicles, a personalised digital passport, ownership records to guarantee optimal security, and traceability throughout the supply chain.
Through UNA, Hopium’s Californian subsidiary based in Silicon Beach, Hopium said it aims to contribute to the decarbonisation of the blockchain while serving the automotive sector through an encrypted ultra-secure and decentralised data system.
The advantage of utilising the blockchain technology is that it will help Hopium’s future development by allowing close analysis of the environmental impact of the new vehicles.
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Founded by French racing driver Olivier Lombard, the Hopium Māchina draws its values from the DNA of motor racing and has been designed to achieve an unparalleled level of performance: delivering over 500 horsepower, a top speed of 230km/h (143mph) and a range of 1,000km (620 miles), with a charging time of only three minutes.
The luxury car will combine hyperconnectivity, safety and ergonomics in a cabin that is both sporty and comfortable, while meeting the environmental challenges.