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Definition: Hypercar

An automobile from Hypercar, Inc., Basalt, CO (www.hypercar.com) that uses advanced concepts. It is made of lightweight carbon fiber and is powered by fuel cells, and its electronic system is an integrated network of modules rather than individual ones. The company claims that Hypercars will be the dominant form of transportation by 2020. Hypercar's research and technology is promoted by the Rocky Mountain Institute, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1982 to focus on energy policy. See fuel cell. See also Hypercard.