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05/10/2018 14:26

Hydrogen at the Paris Motor Show!

Launched by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and GreenGT at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps racetrack during a round of the European Le Mans Series on 22 September, MissionH24 continues its journey with a visit to the Paris Motor Show, where the architects of tomorrow’s automotive world will be gathered.

Hydrogen at the Paris Motor Show!

True to its pioneering, visionary nature, the ACO is anticipating a revolution in motoring and has made a firm commitment to introduce hydrogen power in endurance racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The simple, safe and cheeringly promising technology is synonymous with zero-emission mobility for which the 24 Hours of Le Mans is an incomparable testing ground.

The GreenGT LMPH2G that demonstrated its speed and a pit stop refuel at Spa-Francorchamps will be displayed on Stand K40 in the Mondial Tech hall, complete with a bottle containing the sum total of its emissions: water!

At the press conference, ACO president Pierre Fillon detailed the club’s ideas and intentions for future mobility. “We believe endurance racing can contribute to sustainability. That’s what we work towards day-in, day-out. At Spa-Francorchamps, the launch of Mission H24 sent out an important to message to all present, including the European Commission Director-General for Mobility and Transport. The project was well received on the day and has attracted interest since. We are committed to zero-emission hydrogen and the wide range of possibilities it offers in terms of road, rail, water and air transport. It was important to us to present Mission H24 at the Paris Motor Show and we will be announcing the milestones we reach as the project advances. At Spa-Francorchamps we demonstrated the potential of hydrogen, with a prototype that has yet to be developed for racing and we intend to introduce a class for hydrogen-powered cars in the 2024 Le Mans 24 Hours.

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