Hyundai Motor and Forze Hydrogen Racing have joined forces to push the boundaries of fuel cell mobility.
Announced today (22nd March), the partnership presents a magnificent opportunity for Forze, a student team that designs, build and competes hydrogen electric racing vehicles.
Located in the Netherlands, Forze hopes to this year finish the first iteration of its Forze IX with one balance of plant. Next year, the team will implement the second balance and finish the car.
Once complete it is expected to be the world’s fastest fuel cell electric racing car and a profound breakthrough in sustainable racing. The vehicle will have a top speed of 300 km/h, and an acceleration from 0-100 km/h in less than three seconds.
Now, with its new partnership with Hyundai, the group can consult with engineers from Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany for their expertise, experience and support.
“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 racetrack. Hyundai is delighted to enter into this partnership with Forze,” said Tyrone Johnson, Head of Vehicle Development at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre.
“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.”