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Students at TU Delft in The Netherlands presented their latest hydrogen-powered racing car in January. The 'Forze IX' has a top speed of 300 kilometres per hour and a power output of 600 kW (805 hp).
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Student team Forze was called to life in 2007 to bring a positive contribution to the sustainability of the mobility industry. “A future of racing without emissions is our dream” says Team manager Coen Tonnaer. “We want to promote hydrogen as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels by showing that it can compete with cars that run on conventional fuels on track.”

The Forze Hydrogen Racing team has already proven itself by building competitive zero-emission racing cars. In 2019, their previous car achieved a podium finish in the Supercar Challenge at the Assen circuit in the Netherlands, where the team left behind several gasoline-powered opponents.

The students are taking a giant leap forward in hydrogen technology with their new car. “We want to keep challenging ourselves,” says Tonnaer. “The Forze IX has a peak power of around 800 hp. This power is partly generated by the fuel cells, but we also have an additional supercapacitor energy storage system that can give a huge power boost to the car. There’s a lot of performance inside this vehicle.”

Image: Forze Delft