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GreenGT H2 Hydrogen Racer is the Knight Fuel Cell Vehicles Needed

The hydrogen fuel cell car segment is one yet to be explored by carmakers, with only Toyota making decisive steps and actually launching such a car.
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Yes, we're talking about the Mirai sedan but GreenGT H2 wants to take things into motorsports but by respecting the same principle as the Mirai: hydrogen fuel cell technology.

The prototype's story stretches over six years, after in 2009, GreenGT first built a prototype electric competition car, the GreenGT 300 kW, 100% powered by lithium/ion batteries.

But range proved to be an issue, so engineers decided to use a 100 kW hydrogen fuel cell to provide the additional energy needed for the electric motors. The method paid off so in 2012 work began on the GreenGT H2, fitted with a new lightweight twin-engine powertrain, capable of offering an output of 400 kW or 540 horsepower.

Like any other production-ready or experimental fuel cell car, the GreenGT H2 is put into motion via the electrolysis of water. Its makers tell us it is also a reliable race car since electric motors have on average five times fewer parts than internal combustion engines, so fewer things that can go wrong.

The racer comes fitted with two 160 litre tanks made of carbon fibre and aluminium capable of storing about 4 kg of hydrogen each (the equivalent to 25 litres of petrol/gasoline). It also rests on a carbon fiber composite chassis, can go as fast as 300 km/h (186 mph) and has Brembo calipers with carbon discs and pads for that vital stopping power.

The GreenGT H2 race prototype was unveiled at the Paul Ricard circuit in France and wants to lead the way to the future of hydrogen electric propulsion and on that note, we hope it will have a successful attempt.


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