I always like talking about the Formula Zero racing go-kart events. They are a fun, fast & furious venue in which to talk about the merits of hydrogen powered vehicles.
At The Hague, the Netherlands, the Technical University Delft’s Greenchoice Forze hydrogen fuel cell race team won, beating a gasoline powered go-kart. And not only did it win, but it did so with zero emissions.
The Dutch students who built the Greenchoice Forze set a record time for the last lap of 22.91 seconds. The demonstration of the racing go-karts shows that hydrogen can be used in a wide range of vehicles, ranging from ultra high mile autos such as the ETH Zurich Pac Car II to other hydrogen race autos which have more oomph to everything in-between such as hydrogen powered go-karts.
Formula Zero is a fun event that gets hydrogen fuel vehicles out before the public eye. And the fact that they can kick the butts of gasoline powered vehicles is just icing on the cake.