Dutch team Forze H ready to compete with a hydrogen race car


Students of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have presented the design of their new hydrogen fuel cell race car. It’s called the Forze VII. The new car is based on a LMP3 chassis and the energy to propel the vehicle will be generated by a 100 kW fuel cell, powered by hydrogen. The electric motors can generate a maximum output of 200 kW. The Forze VII can reach a top speed of about 210 km/h and hits 100 km/h from standstill in less than four seconds.

Delft students have been developing a range of hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles since 2007 and competed in world’s first race for this type of race cars a year later.

With their previous model, they secured track records for hydrogen and electric vehicles last year on the Nurburgring-Nordschleife with former Formula 1 driver and Le Mans winner Jan Lammers and at Circuit Park Zandvoort.

This year, the new goal is to win the Sport Class of the Supercar Challenge at the Gamma Racing Day, scheduled at TT Circuit Assen in August 2016. The car will be ready for testing on the 1st of April.

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Laurent Meillaud

Laurent Meillaud

Freelance automotive journalist and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 30 years, convinced that hydrogen is one of the energies for the future.

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