LâÃ©quipe de GreenGT is ready to show its new baby, the GreenGT H2, to the world when the first-ever electric/hydrogen sportscar prototype will take to the La Sarthe circuit on June 3rd for the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2012 test.
After developing several electric propulsion systems based batteries, things have changed somewhat. The electric motor at the time restraint has given way to a whole system with a fuel cell. Indeed, the batteries do not offer adequate autonomy and the team has turned to hydrogen. On the technical side there are two particular synchronous electric motors delivering a total output of 460 hp and 2400 Nm (!) Of torque to the rear wheels. A second engine that develops 560 hp is now under development. The current weight of the machine is 1240 kg, which promises great performance (GreenGT announces over 300 km/h top speed). The most important point for a car that will evolve in the future in endurance is obviously self. The GreenGT H2 in its current state has 40 minutes remaining. The Helvetic Society chose the replacement canisters during pit stops instead of performing full of hydrogen, for reasons of approval.
The GreenGT H2 is the first prototype electric/hydrogen competition car and was selected in June 2011 by the French Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), as an innovative project. GreenGT was invited to participate on the June 3rd Test Day of the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours event.
This post was written by admin on February 12, 2012