The H24EVO is revealed with unprecedented performances for a hydrogen

The hydrogen prototype with futuristic curves was presented in physics for the first time at Le Mans.

Published on 12/06/2024 à 14:49

Medhi Casaurang

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The H24EVO is revealed with unprecedented performances for a hydrogen

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We had already seen it thanks to 3D renderings in the fall of 2023. But the spectators present at the Hydrogène village in the paddock of the 24 Hours of Mans this Wednesday, June 12, have the privilege of seeing a preview of the model of the H24EVO, the new hydrogen prototype embodying the eponymous category.

The vehicle was presented under the gaze of development drivers Stéphane Richelmi and Adrien Tambay, as well as Pierre Fillon and Jean-Michel Bouresche. The former Japanese pilot Kazuki Nakajima, designated Grand Marshall of 24 Hours of Le Mans 2024, also seemed very intrigued by the futuristic curves of the car. The Nippon is a connoisseur, since he is also working on his own hydrogen car, the GR H2.

“The H24 was a landmark car in the MissionH24 program since it was the first hydrogen electric prototype to run in competition Endurance, in the Michelin Le Mans Cup, linking the finish to each of its engagements, indicated Pierre Fillon, president of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest and co-president of MissionH24. The H24EVO demonstrates a new step for MissionH24: aligning a hydrogen electric prototype capable of competing with conventional thermal cars. Hydrogen will not be on the track, it will compete on the track. »

“The goal we have set for ourselves is for the H24EVO to be the 1er FIA approved electric-hydrogen prototype and that it presents a level of performance equivalent to the best GT3, confirms for his part Jean-Michel Bouresche, CEO of H24Project and co-president of MissionH24. To do this we must integrate the latest technologies to have the necessary power. I would like to take this opportunity to salute Symbio's very strong involvement in the H24EVO program. »

The stated objective is to carry out the first run during the first quarter of 2025. No competitive commitment has yet been mentioned.

H24EVO technical sheet:
– Symbio fuel cell
Next generation multi-stacks
300 kW net
– 2 gaseous hydrogen tanks at 700 bar
7,8 kg of H2
– 872 hp electric motor
– Adess LMP chassis 1300 kg
– 400 KW lithium battery

Medhi Casaurang

Passionate about the history of motorsport across all disciplines, I learned to read thanks to AUTOhebdo. At least that's what my parents tell everyone when they see my name inside!

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