Hopium (FR0014000U63 - MLHPI), the French manufacturer of high-end hydrogen-powered sedans, is proud to announce that it has acquired the State qualification for Young Innovative Company (J.E.I.).
Issued by the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, this qualification rewards independent companies that invest a significant part of their resources in research and development.
"We are proud to acquire this status, which attests the truly innovative nature of our activities. This distinction recognizes that our investments in research and innovation provide a strong answer to a clearly established scientific problem that reconciles driving pleasure, high performances and respect for the environment. It rewards the work of Hopium's teams, engineers and researchers who innovate on a daily basis to build the world's first high-end hydrogen-powered sedan,"
said Olivier Lombard, CEO and founder of Hopium.
Hopium is unfolding its ambitious roadmap, which will lead to the commercialization in 2025 of the Hopium Māchina. After the showcase in June 2021 of its first rolling prototype, the manufacturer is pursuing the technical development of new prototypes constituting a first pre-industrialisation phase. In this perspective, Hopium is deploying a major recruitment plan. The company, which currently employs around sixty people in France, Germany and California, should reach over one hundred employees by next year. Hopium also plans to start the construction of its future R&D center in France in 2022, which aims to become the flagship for research on hydrogen mobility.
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