A hydrogen powered race car is almost ready for a shakedown. Students of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands are nearing the completion of Forze VI, a full size circuit racer powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology.
At the moment they are working on the implementation of the hydrogen tanks and other systems that will operate the car outside it’s lab environment. They vehicle will be tested on a rolling road (dyno) first before driving out of the workshop. The students are aiming for the Nürburgring Nordschleife track record during spring 2015.
The team recently started the fuel cell to check if all sensors and actuators were working correctly. They were able to produce 2 kW of power from the fuel cell stack during the first test.