Hyundai partners with Forze to develop fuel-cell electric racing car

Hyundai Motor has announced a partnership with Froze Hydrogen Racing, a student team that designs, builds, and competes fuel-cell electric racing cars.

Forze will finish the first iteration of the Forze IX in 2021, with one balance of plant. The team will then implement the second balance in 2022 and finish the vehicle.

Once completed, it is expected to be the world’s fastest fuel cell electric racing car, with a top speed of 300km/h, and an acceleration from 0-100 km/h in less than three seconds.

The vehicle will carry two fuel-cell systems with a total combined output of 240kW, an accumulator with a maximum boost power of 600kW, and will weigh 1,500kg.

The Forze Motorsport team consists of over 60 university students, from a wide variety of educational backgrounds. The student team will consult with engineers from the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Germany for their extensive expertise in the development of fuel-cell hydrogen vehicles.

“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,” says Tyrone Johnson, Head of Vehicle Development at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre.

“Hyundai is delighted to enter into this partnership with Forze. By drawing on our leadership in fuel cell mobility and Froze’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.”

Source: Hyundai Motor Company | Hyundai Motor partners with Forze Hydrogen Racing to push the boundaries of fuel cell mobility 

22 March 2021

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