15 May 2022

Bridgestone to develop bespoke tyres for hydrogen-powered Hopium Machina

Hopium, the first French manufacturer of hydrogen-powered vehicles, is partnering with Bridgestone to develop premium tyres for its high-end sedan, Hopium Machina.

The Hopium Machina
The Hopium Machina © Hopium

The aim is to design bespoke tyres with low rolling resistance technology, a major factor to enhance the vehicle’s 1,000km driving range. The tyres will be created using Bridgestone’s proprietary Virtual Tyre Development technology.

Olivier Lombard, the youngest winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans, founded Hopium, for the last seven years Lombard has driven hydrogen- powered racing cars. Hopium brings together a team of experts and partners for innovation in the fields of hydrogen fuel cells, technology, and automotive engineering.