Zero Emission Vehicles
In the past, multiple types of fuels have been used to power vehicles. In the beginning of motoring history, electric cars were also available. At this moment, multiple resources are used to power a vehicle; petrol, diesel, bio-fuels, natural gas, electricity and hydrogen. The developments in recent decades made us realize how important a sustainable solution for mobility is. Fossil fuels are getting scarce, expensive and are polluting our planet.
New, potentially more sustainable systems have been developed over the years, under which the hydrogen fuel cell. Forze is considering hydrogen as one of the future solutions to power vehicles and other applications, even at home. Car manufacturers like Toyota, BMW and Hyundai are developing fuel cell cars and are aiming to sell these cars to the public starting 2015. Many European countries are investing in hydrogen filling station networks to accommodate these cars. Germany is a perfect example, aiming for 50 hydrogen refueling stations in 2015.
At this moment, hydrogen fuel cell race cars are very rare. Forze is the only student team working with high power automotive fuel cells worldwide.