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Record attempt with a car that runs on hydrogen

Students from Delft University of Technology are working on an exciting record attempt. They want to drive 1000 kilometers in 30 hours with a hydrogen car. If they succeed, they will have the world record.

7 different drivers alternate. They drive laps at 38 kilometers per hour on the velodrome in Helmond. There is smooth asphalt there and that makes it easier to drive at the same speed all the time.

Hydrogen is a type of gas. The students’ car can convert hydrogen into electricity. So it is an electric car.

The world record now stands at 1003 kilometers on 5.6 kilos of hydrogen. That record was set on May 31 of this year. The students from Delft hope that they will drive just a little further and use less hydrogen.

Whether they will achieve that is still uncertain. After a few hours of driving they had car trouble. Due to the heavy rain, the fuel cell had broken. That part ensures that there is electricity. After a small repair, the car was able to continue.

Record attempt with a car that runs on hydrogen
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