Slovakia's pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai unveils a hydrogen-powered sports car
The Slovak pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai revealed yesterday the launch of a prototype of a hydrogen-powered sports car, in the presence of the Slovak Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and Minister of Transport and Tourism, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of the Expo 2020 Dubai office, in addition to the Commissioner-General of the pavilion.
Eduard Heger, Slovak Prime Minister, said: “I would like to thank the UAE government and Reem Al Hashemi for the great efforts that have been made in turning ideas into reality. The world has lived an exceptional period in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, so that Expo 2020 Dubai will come and bring the world together again, and it will be an ideal opportunity for countries to present their latest inventions to continue our path towards the future.”
He added: "The Slovakia pavilion reflects the diversity and beauty of our country, and our presence here is a unique opportunity for the world to see the place Slovakia has reached, its ability to innovate, envision the future of mobility, and contribute to the global goal of sustainability."
The first model of the future sports car was called "MH2", which is the first of its kind in Slovakia, and the fruit of cooperation with the Matador Group, the leading company in the automotive sector, and the Kosice Technical University. The car was designed by Slovakian Branislav Muksch, who has been involved in designing all Ferrari models since 2007.
"The car is inspired by water, it is in the shape of a drop, which is the most aerodynamic shape from a physical point of view," said designer Branislav Moksch. And being a sports car, dynamism is key. If you look at the car from above, you can see a drop-shaped cabin. The other parts attached to it, such as wheels and wings, are inspired by the athletes. The body of athletes has always been an example of human beauty, so we took inspiration from the muscles of the athletes, as they are the source of their strength, and the aerodynamic shape of the car and its color taken from the water makes it more modern.”
The hydrogen car concept demonstrates Slovakia's ability to find a cooperation formula between the private sector and the academic sector, to culminate in their efforts to create something innovative, in line with the primary mission of Expo 2020 Dubai, which is "Connecting Minds and Creating the Future".
The pavilion of the Slovak Republic is located in the heart of the mobility area, and reflects the concept of mobility with its three pillars: hydrogen, aviation and space.
The launch of the hydrogen-powered future car confirms Slovakia's ability to innovate, envision the future of mobility, and contribute to the global goal of sustainability.
The Slovak pavilion also displays the space robot "Androver", which was used in simulating a space mission implemented under the auspices of the European Space Agency, and there is a flight simulator (VRM) developed by a local company specializing in ground and flight simulation technology, used in aviation and military training.Keywords: minister of economy, minister of transport, pavilion, expo 2020 dubai, director general, presence, tourism, reem bint ibrahim al hashemy, launch, slovakia, sports car, eduard heger, car, shape, office