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Delft University has the world record back in its sights with latest Eco-Runner car
© Eco-Runner Team Delft
Delft University has the world record back in its sights with latest Eco-Runner car
© Eco-Runner Team Delft

Delft University has the world record back in its sights with latest Eco-Runner car

A team of engineers from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands have set out to reclaim their lost distance record for a hydrogen-powered vehicle on a single fill of hydrogen.

After losing the record to the Toyota Mirai in October 2021 with a distance of 1359.9km (845 miles), the team has ambitions of reaching 2000km (1242.7 miles) with the latest generation of its car.

Read more: Toyota Mirai achieves a new Guinness World Record for distance travelled on a single fill of hydrogen

Announced today (June 13), the record attempt will take place on July 1-3, on the Krombaan at RDW Test Centre in Lelystad, Netherlands, with its newest Eco-Runner XII, a concept car fitted with AMS Composite Cylinders.

See the car here:

The previous generation Eco-Runner XI landed the world record in July 2021 with a distance of 1196km (743 miles).

Read more:  Delft University team breaks world record for longest distance travelled in a hydrogen vehicle

H2 View understands the latest revision of the Eco-Runner boasts a 30% weight reduction, 50% improvement in electrical system efficiency, and a newly designed electromotor to deliver motor efficiency of 95%, according to the Delft University team.

Jaap de Bruin, Project Manager for Eco-Runner, said, “The record set by Toyota currently stands at 1359,9 km. This has really motivated us to push ourselves and we would like to reach 2000 km!

“We already know that Eco-Runner has the efficiency required, but the challenge this year is all about speed over an extended period of time.

“Instead of 30km/h over 36 hours, we’re looking to drive 50 km/h for 40 hours, and we’re hopeful that the modifications we’ve made to our vehicle puts us in a good position to achieve this.

“Weight is definitely a key factor in this, and lightweight, high pressure cylinders from AMS Composite Cylinders are integral to the attempt.”

Founded in 2005 by a team of Aerospace Engineering Students, Eco-Runner Team Delft commits itself to promoting a sustainable future with the project.

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