Hopium is the first French manufacturer of high-end hydrogen-powered vehicles, established in 2019 by racing driver Olivier Lombard. Hopium’s mission is to reshape mobility while restoring the dialogue between mankind, nature and technology, in a search for a perfect balance.

Combining ergonomics, power output, endurance and sustainability, the Hopium Machina technological platform sets the standards for a new generation of hydrogen vehicles.

The Hopium Machina Vision was unveiled to the world at the Paris Mondial d’Auto 2022, where it caused quite a stir.
Notice their minimalistic booth design
French president Emmanuel Macron checking out the Hopium Machina. In the background Hopium founder Olivier Lombard.


The sound installation you can biefly hear in the background of this video is created by Jörg Hüttner and me through my company Sofilab Sound.
The sound fills the white space of the booth with athmospheric breadth.

“Thank you again for the work on our project! It was on record time and the result was fabulous. We had many compliments about the music from the visitors and also from the press.” (Project manager Christina Pelivan)

The prototype car on display was built by Uedelhoven GmbH & Co. KG and features a built-in UI sound experience, also developed by us. We came up with an information-driven sound concept that stands out from the standard, purely aesthetic design solutions.

Watch the full Keynote speech by founder and CEO Olivier Lombard and chief designer Félix Lombard. The video features the sound installation in the end (after 10:30).

We wish the Hopium team much success in their bold endeavor and look forward to being part of their future journey!