Advent provides update on fuel cell unit in ARM Engineering hydrogen-powered cars
The H3 5000 fuel cell unit offers key advantages such as a long operating lifetime, low service and maintenance fees, robust functionality, and an attractive total cost of ownership.
Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. is pleased to announce its contribution to the new world record for the longest distance ever covered by a hydrogen vehicle without refuelling and an electric vehicle without recharging.
The record was broken within the framework of an innovative project conducted by ARM Engineering, a French-based R&D firm focused on providing innovative and sustainable solutions for the mobility market.
ARM Engineering recently developed renewable synthetic methanol called G-H3, which has, among other features, the ability to power both thermal and electric vehicles, with the latter being powered by a fuel cell.
Choosing Advent’s methanol-based H3 5000 fuel cell unit as the power source for the electric Renault Zoe, ARM Engineering and its team of highly experienced drivers managed to cover a total of 2,055.68 km (1277.34 mi) over 40 hours while driving at approximately 50 km/h (31 mph), setting the new world records for the longest distance for a hydrogen-powered or an electric vehicle on a single charge or fueling.
The project took place at the Albi circuit in France over the course of three days. As part of the demonstration, five drivers from ARM Engineering drove the modified Renault Zoe non-stop from early morning until midnight, surpassing the previously achieved world record of 1,360 km (845 mi)—proving the reliability and efficiency of hydrogen-powered vehicles.
Dr Emory De Castro, Advent’s CTO, said, “This new world record represents a great example of how fuel cells can produce clean and uninterrupted power while replacing the need for conventional fuels. Undeniably, the global hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle industry is accelerating at an unprecedented rate.”