Established in 2007, the FORZE Hydrogen Racing Team Delft is a student organisation from Delft University in the Netherlands that builds hydrogen fuel cell race cars. After three small vehicles and two Formula Student racers they decided to scale up with the following result.
This car is based on a Lotus 7 type frame. A Ballard stack provides the power, many components around the fuel cell are tailor made and prototypes. The air system to provide enough oxygen to produce the power pumps 5000 litres of air trough the system. Many components like the motors, dc/dc convertor, energy buffer and air pump need to be cooled, are integrated by the team. The total amount of hydrogen in the tanks is 3 kilograms.
The vehicle must be completed by upcoming summer and will race in a national cup. They are also aiming to claim the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
|0-100 km/h||<4 seconds|
|Top speed||210 km/h|
|Fuel Cell power||100 kW (135 hp)|
|Boost power||190 kW (258 hp)|
|Suspension||Push rod with carbon links|
|Fuel Cell system||Ballard FC Velocity MK1100 stack with Forze balance of plant hardware & software.|
|Drivetrain||Planetary Gears (ratio 1:3.66)|