PHOTO CAPTION: Top view of Scorpian sports car, versions of which will be powered by blending of gasoline and hydrogen.

Ronn Motors Taking Orders on Hydrogen-Powered Scorpian

The H2 for this blended gasoline/hydrogen system is derived from fracturing water molecules drawn from a small on board water tank.

Published: 07-Nov-2008

AUSTIN, TX - Ronn Motor Company is well on its way to proving that efficiency can be delivered to the automobile consumer without giving up performance or styling. The Company today unveiled the key to a new generation of "green cars" by revealing the nuts and bolts of what it expects will help drive down consumers' cost to travel the highways with on demand hydrogen production.

"What we are revealing today is an innovation in the automotive industry and demonstrates American ingenuity at a time of real need " says Ronn Motor Company's Chief Executive Officer Ronn Maxwell. "We're designing and building cars with performance components and unique styling with the objective of making the new environmentally friendly vehicle stand out with never before seen style and approximately 40 mpg plus efficiency," he added.

The new car now in pre-production is called the "Scorpion" and the Company plans for it to be available to consumers this fall. The hydrogen delivery system with dual computer processor controls produces hydrogen on demand and in real time which will be inducted through the air intake manifold and blended with gasoline at a ratio of 30-40 percent hydrogen, according to Maxwell. The fuel for this system is derived from fracturing water molecules drawn from a small on board water tank, and will not require a high pressure, on board hydrogen storage tank or hydrogen fueling station.


Powered by a 24v Pearl fuel cell, Valeswood claims it can reach speeds of up to 25km/h and go 100km without refuelling.

Grid-charged fuel cell concept vehicle uses compressed hydrogen to deliver a 155-mile (250 kilometers) range, with an additional 62 miles (100 kilometers) range via a compact lithium-ion battery package.

Full details of the lease program will be set closer to launch, but current plans call for a three-year lease term with a price of $600 per month, including maintenance and collision insurance.


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