GreenGT will present its hydrogen electric race car on Saturday June 27 during the FIA WTCC event at the French Paul Ricard race track. Details are limited, but according to first information, the vehicle meets the performance of today’s GT cars and has an autonomy comparable with competition cars powered by an internal combustion engine.
Hydrogen racing isn’t new to GreenGT. In 2013 the French constructor made an attempt to enter the 24 hours of Le Mans with a hydrogen fuel cell racer as a ‘Garage 56’ entry, but withdrew due to the technology’s complexity to run well in a long distance race. They have been working on the vehicle ever since and are ready take up a new challenge.
That developing a hydrogen circuit racer is difficult has also been underlined by students from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Although having built five smaller vehicles, it took the students two and a half years to successfully run their full-size hydrogen fuel cell race car.
Image: the GreenGT H2 presented in 2013