Hyundai Motor has announced a partnership with Forze Hydrogen Racing, the student team that designs, builds and competes hydrogen electric racing automobiles for the promotion of fuel cell mobility.
In 2021, Forze will finish the first iteration of Forze IX with one balance of plant. Then, in 2022, the team will implement the second balance and finish the vehicule. Once completed, it is expected to be the world’s fastest fuel cell electric racing car and a profound breakthrough in sustainable racing.
In that sense, Hyundai will cooperate with Forze to push the boundaries of fuel cell mobility. Student innovators from the Forze team will consult with engineers from Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center in Rüsselsheim, Germany for their expertise, experience and support.
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“Forze is an exciting team made up of some of the brightest young minds, and with a proven pedigree of bringing fuel cell mobility to the race track. Hyundai is delighted to enter into this partnership with Forze. By drawing on our leadership in fuel cell mobility and Forze’s ambition to take hydrogen to the next level, together we will push the boundaries of what’s possible in the development of zero-emissions racing.”Tyrone Johnson – Head of Vehicle Development at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center
Hyundai, on the other hand, brings its decades of experience and leadership in innovation and the development of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). Among other accolates, the company’s second-generation FCEV, the NEXO, recently received the maximum five-star rating from Green NCAP.
Forze IX numbers
The Forze IX will have a top speed of 300 km/h, and an acceleration from 0-100 km/h in less than three seconds. Weighing 1,500 kg (3306 pounds) the car will carry two fuel cell systems with a total combined output of 240 kW, and an accumulator with a maximum boost power of 600 kW, and all-wheel drive.
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Written by | Gabriel Sayago