After bucking the industry trend of introducing electric vehicles (EVs) until December 2021, Toyota has been working on hydrogen-powered vehicles since 2014. – Engine-powered Corolla sports race car on May 30, 2022.
cause? Through motorsport, Toyota hopes to promote hydrogen as a viable alternative to electric vehicles. Toyota will launch the hydrogen fuel cell-powered Mirai sedan for the consumer market in 2022, but this is the first time the company has entered a hydrogen race and hopes it will utilize hydrogen racing technology. .
This concept of utilizing hydrogen racing technology is also being implemented by Shell, which shares a similar vision. “We have many years of experience in motorsport, such as Formula One and Formula E,” says Marina Von, Shell’s Head of Partnerships, Renning. We believe we have a lot to learn from motorsport to take our hydrogen expertise to the next level. With so many innovations, we are working with Forze to develop hydrogen technology. Forze is a team derived from Formula Zero (Emissions), made up of 30 part-time and 30 full-time students from the Delft University of Technology, developing a racing car powered by hydrogen-electric fuel cells. doing. It was this student-led team that built the world’s first hydrogen-electric race car in 2007.