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NamX HUV, the innovative hydrogen SUV designed by Pininfarina

Pininfarina and France’s Namx look to the mobility of the future with HUV, the world’s first car partially powered by a patented removable tank system that aims to make hydrogen available for large-scale private vehicles.

The SUV prototype – presented as world preview at the Pininfarina headquarters in Cambiano – is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and equipped with a fixed tank and six removable capsules, which guarantee a total range of 800 kilometers.

Designed in partnership with Pininfarina, the HUV will be marketed in the end of 2025, with a price between 65,000 and 95,000 euros.

“We have a double ambition, to become a new point of reference in the world of zero-emission cars and to constantly explore new territories in order to facilitate the mobility of the consumers. Namx is a collective project created with the best industrial and technical partners of Europe and Africa” explains Faouzi Annaiah, founder and president of Namx.
“Pininfarina is not just design and style, but also innovation and has the ability to give life to a vision of a sustainable future. The Namx HUV is part of our DNA: it’s about creating the best driving experience for unlimited mobility, with style.” says Paolo Pininfarina. “This car represents a very important exercise in understanding where the mobility of the future is going. It is a hydrogen electric car with a range that allows you to make a long journey. We have always been interested in hydrogen, investing in research and prototypes. Namx is an interesting startup”,  underlines the managing director Silvio Angori. 

The Namx HUV will be presented to the public in autumn at the Paris Motor Show. It is already available for pre-order on the Namx website.

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With the new Tender2, Carrozzeria Castagna inaugurates a series of one-offs derived from the electric Fiat 500, after several creations based on the combustion-engined model, also under the Abarth brand. The atelier, which has acquired no fewer than 32 3D printers for the carbon customisation of its new models, has created this example for the Hotel Mandarin Oriental in Blevio, whose guests can now rent this little beach car with a canopy to enjoy the view of Lake Como.

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