Well yes the 2012 Le Mans is around the corner, but one company brought out their unique prototype yesterday for the Le Mans Test Day. The Green GT H2 promises to be the first Electric/Hydrogen powered race car—and after participating in 2012′s test day, has been officially invited to race in the 2013 24 hours endurance race. Very interesting stuff indeed.
Here’s Green’s highlights of their race car as per their website:
- No pollutants
- No emissions of gas or CO2, or NOx
- Renewable energy
- The hydrogen comes from the electrolysis of water. The water is then recomposed during the production of electricity in the fuel cell. This same water can then be used again to re-produce the hydrogen.
- GreenGT H2 is expected to reach a speed close to 300km/h. With its on-board electrical control system, the GreenGT H2 can run for 40 min and its new electronic control system allows optimized cornering speeds.