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Hydrogen Hitting Le Mans




An important hydrogen milestone will take place prior to the start of this year's edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A hydrogen demonstration featuring multiple cars, including the H24 prototype, will be held at the Circuit de la Sarthe. This demonstration is part of the buildup for the 92nd edition of the French classic and will take place between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. CET.


What makes this demonstration particularly interesting is that it will showcase cars designed with both fuel cells and hydrogen combustion engines. Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) has confirmed that the demonstration will include several hydrogen competition prototypes, with the ACO's own H24 prototype being the first confirmed participant.


The H24 prototype is a result of the ACO's MissionH24 program, which aims to promote the use of hydrogen in racing. It has previously taken part in the festivities ahead of last year's Centenary edition of the event. Additionally, a successor to the H24, named H24EVO, is currently in development. The goal is to begin on-track testing of the H24EVO in January 2025. Although the H24EVO will not be on track during the demonstration, it will be on static display at the event.


While the ACO has revealed the participation of their own H24 prototype, the remaining participants in the hydrogen demonstration will be announced in the coming weeks. This event promises to be an exciting showcase of hydrogen technology in the world of racing.


Stay tuned for more updates on this demonstration and the advancements in hydrogen technology in the racing industry.



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