Student at the Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology report they have successfully test run their 130-mph hydrogen fuel cell racer on a closed-course shakedown run.
The full-sized car is their first, and they’ve designed now six smaller H2 cars, this one being named Forze VI.
The Forze VI ran 40 minutes doing acceleration, braking, cornering, and bump-handling on a closed course. Zero to 62 mph is less than 4 seconds, fuel cell output is 135 horsepower (100 kilowatts), and a boost function allows bursts up tp 258 horsepower (190 kw).
Hydrogen is supplied by two tanks pressurized to 5,076 psi (350 bar) and containing 3 kg of hydrogen.
The vehicle during the test maintained 50 kw of fuel cell power and the traction motor maintained 80 kw.
The video published April 6 shows this electric machine in action and the team also has a Facebook page if you’d like to learn more or follow it.