Researchers and students at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have designed and built a hydrogen racecar and are hoping to achieve a Guinness World Record with it for a vehicle of its class. The hydrogen racer pictured here uses a reconfigured motorcycle engine and is expected to reach speeds around 100 mph.
The body style seems to be more formula 1, so they won’t have to worry about the BMW HR2 hydrogen racecar that achieved 180 mph or the Ford 999 that set the land speed record for hydrogen cars at 207.297 mph. They also won’t have to compete with the Formula Zero racing carts that haven’t scaled up to formula 1 size yet.
No matter what the outcome is, this will be Australia’s fastest hydrogen racecar to date. Besides the benefit of promoting clean, green hydrogen technology in a venue attractive to many, the building of this H2 racecar also has a side benefit as well.
This Formula H car also gives the students real world, hands on experience of building a cutting edge, ecologically friendly vehicle from the ground up. The green jobs of tomorrow start within the classrooms of today, and the RMIT Formula H car may just inspire many students and many green jobs to follow.