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Formula Zero go-kart (2005)

 

Presentation

February 2005, Amsterdam, the Netherlands - presented at the AutoRAI 2005

Manufacturer

Technology provider

Hydrogenics Corp.
Ecofys
Shell

Partner

Taigene Electric Machinery

Vehicle

Kart racing vehicle

Status

Demonstration

Passenger capacity

1

Size, weight

218 kg

Propulsion concept

FC-hybrid concept: ~ 60 kWe with 7 kWe PEMFC (HyPM7) developed by Hydrogenics and 50 kWe ultracapacitors (BOOSTAP), with regenerative braking system  

Fuel

Hydrogen

Storage

6-liter CGH2 cartridge @ 20 MPa

Range, consumption

Timespan of a race on a full hydrogen tank: 12 min.  

Top speed, acceleration

> 130 km per hour, 0-100 km per hour in < 6 sec.

Approval

Operation

Goals

Development of a full size hydrogen- fuel cell racing vehicle for the Formula 1 championship

Costs, prices

Funding

Hydrogenics Corp., Ministry of Economic Affairs, Shell Hydrogen, EcoFys, TNO Space, Alphatron Electronic Parts, Badford Engineering B.V.,Delft University of Technology, ECN, Eglem Karts, European Space Agency and others

Source, link

http://www.formulazero.biz

Comments

Other partners: Formular Zero BV Ministry of Economic Affairs, NL TNO Space Alphatron Electronic Parts, Badford Engineering B.V., Delft University of Technology, ECN, Eglem Karts, European Space Agency,

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