Olivier Lombard, this Frenchman who wants to create the Tesla of hydrogen

We didn’t really dare to offer her the comparison with Tesla, as she now seems worn out. However, quite quickly during the conversation, Olivier Lombard mentions it spontaneously: part of his inspiration comes straight from Elon Musk, the whimsical boss of the American firm. “In any case, from the beginning of his adventure…”blows the former French racing driver.

At 31, Olivier Lombard also wants to create a car manufacturer from scratch. Elon Musk has become a pioneer of the electric car, he sees himself as a champion of the hydrogen car. The youngest winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (LMP2 category) in 2011, created his start-up Hopium in 2019. And it has big ambitions, aiming for a range of several models in 2030 and ” hundreds of thousands “ sales worldwide by this time.

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