GREENGT H2, THE ELECTRIC-HYDROGEN CAR TURNS TO THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS
Just a few hours before the start of the 84th Le Mans 24 Hours, the Green GT H2 became the first 100% electric-hydrogen fuel-powered vehicle to run on the 24-Hours circuit. This unique feat in history is full of promise for the future of the motor car – on circuits and beyond !
On Thursday evening and again on Saturday shortly before the start of the 84th staging of the most famous endurance race in the world, the Le Mans 24-Hours circuit was the theatre of a historic event when, for the first time in the history of the motor car, a vehicle powered by an electric-hydrogen power unit (no battery, no internal combustion engine), the Green GT H2, ran on the track.
The Automobile Club de l’Ouest, creator and organiser of the event, was behind this unprecedented feat as it invited GREEN GT to show off the extraordinary qualities of its experimental racing car.
The Green GT H2 is the first electric-hydrogen racing prototype in the world. It is the technological shop window for the knowhow of the GREEN GT company, an engineering laboratory specialising in electric drive solutions for high-powered use, both in industrial application and transportation.
The Green GT H2 produces on its own the electricity which powers the electric motors with an electric-hydrogen generator also known as a fuel cell. Its operation is 100% clean as the only thing the Green GT H2 releases into the atmosphere is water vapour.
On Thursday evening and then on Saturday midday, the prototype’s usual development driver, Olivier Lombard (winner of the LM P2 category in the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours) handed over to ex-F1 driver Olivier Panis who is also the international ambassador for the GREEN GT programmes.