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PININFARINA H2 SPEED AND GREENGT H2

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With a cumulative installed capacity of 470 kW and a maximum speed exceeding 300 km/h, the Pininfarina H2 Speed was revealed for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016.

Symbio’s collaboration with GreenGT (a specialist in high energy level electric and hydrogen propulsion solutions) created a unique hydrogen system: 4 x 75 kW hydrogen fuel cells allow the vehicle to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds releasing water vapour only.

 

GreenGT and Symbio share one more accomplishment: both companies created a first prototype of the 100 kW system in 2011 (Ballard fuel cell).

Consequently, the Green GT H2 was then the first endurance racing car powered by hydrogen technology. 2015 marked its first demonstration tour, at Le Castellet.

The GreenGT H2 was presented as a World First at the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCC15) and driven by Formula 1 driver Olivier Panis, which then paved the way for several more racing car competitions (24 Hours of Le Mans 2016, first Paris ePrix).

 

The Pininfarina H2 Speed and the GreenGT H2 define what will be the next endurance competitions with hydrogen powered racing cars.

Symbio has demonstrated its skills and abilities by developing hydrogen fuel systems and high powered fuel cells for endurance racing cars, in addition to high-performance zero-emission lorries and buses in order to:

  • Meet the needs of several hundreds of kW with a light fuel cell: the 4 hydrogen fuel cells specially developed by Symbio are enough for the Pininfarona H2 Speed to sustain a capacity of 300 kW and goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds.
  • To innovate and meet the requirements and the environment of racing vehicles (vibrations, heat).