A student team from TU Delft has achieved a remarkable feat with their H2 city car concept, setting a new distance record. The Eco-Runner Team Delft, composed of 24 students, designed and built a hydrogen car that surpassed all expectations. Compared to their previous model, this year's vehicle boasts improved robustness, reduced weight, and a sleeker aerodynamic shape. The team commenced construction in February and unveiled the prototype, named Eco-Runner XIII, in May.
Taking their innovation to the Immedingen test track in Germany, the students embarked on a record-breaking attempt in June. The hydrogen car commenced its run on June 23, impressively reaching speeds of 45 km/h (28 mph), nearly double that of its predecessor. On June 26, at 8:26 am, the hydrogen-powered vehicle came to a halt, surpassing the previous record with an astounding achievement. It traveled a total distance of 2,488.45 km (1,546.18 miles) on just 950 g of hydrogen fuel. This exceptional accomplishment secured the team a Guinness World Record for "the greatest distance driven by a car on full tanks of hydrogen fuel (prototype)."
The TU Delft student team's dedication and ingenuity paid off, culminating in an extraordinary milestone. Their tireless efforts resulted in a hydrogen car that outperformed all expectations, setting a new benchmark in distance covered on full tanks of hydrogen fuel. This outstanding achievement highlights the team's commitment to sustainable transportation and innovation, contributing to the advancement of eco-friendly mobility solutions.
📷: Eco-Runner Team Delft