The French company Hopium, listed on Euronext Access, has just raised EUR 6 million. Created in 2019 by Olivier Lombard, former racing driver and winner of the 24h of Le Mans, the start-up is positioned in the niche of hydrogen-powered sedans. The funds raised should be used for the development of its unique Machina model, whose Alpha 0 prototype was revealed last June.
To develop its technology, Hopium notably hired Fabien Guimard, with 9 years of experience with the fuel cell developer Symbio. For the design, the young company counted on the services of Félix Godard, who has worked for Porsche and Tesla. It targets the luxury segment and promises unparalleled driving quality. The 500 horsepower of the future Machina sedan should complete a range of 1,000 km and an announced refueling time of 3 minutes. Marketing is scheduled for 2025.