In a conventional road car, the energy that is stored in a fuel is converted to mechanical energy by using the principle of combustion. The Forze cars however, utilize a different and far more efficient concept. The fuel cell on board the vehicles converts the energy stored in its fuel, the hydrogen, to electric energy. This means that the hydrogen fuel cell system can be used to power an electric drivetrain, like a battery.
Emission: 0 g CO2
Long range (up to 500 km)
Suitable for heavy cars/buses
Filling up like a regular car
Reliability & Lifetime
Forze Hydrogen System
The fuel cell system in our car is developed by the team itself. At the center of the system lies a PEM fuel cell stack, in which the actual energy conversion takes place. Hydrogen gas from the vehicle’s tanks reacts with oxygen from the ambient air, producing electric power. The only exhaust product: pure water. Controlling and operating a fuel cell stack is a delicate process.
Hydrogen is a chemical element with symbol H and atomic number 1. Hydrogen is the lightest element and its monatomic form (H1) is the most abundant chemical substance in the universe. 75% of all the mass in the universe consists of hydrogen.
At standard temperature and pressure you cannot see, smell or taste hydrogen. It is a non-toxic, but highly combustible gas with the molecular formula H2.
Forze Hydrogen Racing
“Our mission is to promote fuel cell technology by educating our own team members and the general public, inspiring industries to use this technology. By designing and building high performance hydrogen race cars, we demonstrate the potential and applications of this technology, and innovate utilizing existing technologies to speed up its popularization.”
“We believe that hydrogen technology will power our lives. We are convinced that hydrogen-powered vehicles will overtake combustion-engine cars in the future and are an essential addition to battery powered cars. As pioneers in hydrogen racing technology, we aim to be a serious contender for high-tech petrol racing cars, proving that this technology is reliable, feasible and exciting for the future we envision.”
“The year goal of Forze is to win the sport class of the Supercar Challenge on the Gamma Racing Day 2016.”