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ACO to Host Hydrogen Demonstration at Le Mans

“Several hydrogen competition prototypes” to take to the track as part of Le Mans festivities in June…

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The Automobile Club de l’Ouest has announced that a hydrogen demonstration with multiple cars, including the H24 prototype, will take place prior to the start of this year’s edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

As part of the buildup for the 92nd edition of the French classic, “several hydrogen competition prototypes” will take to the Circuit de la Sarthe between 12 p.m. and  1 p.m. CET.

Notably, the ACO has stated that the demonstration will consist of both cars designed with both fuel cells as well as hydrogen combustion engines. So far, the first confirmed participant in the demonstration is the ACO’s own H24 prototype.

The H24, developed as part of the ACO’s MissionH24 program that aims to promote the use of hydrogen in racing, also took to the track as part of the festivities ahead of last year’s Centenary edition of the event.

A successor to the H24, named H24EVO, is current in development with a previously stated goal to begin on-track testing in January 2025. While not on track, the H24EVO will be on static display at the event.

The remaining participants in the demonstration will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Davey Euwema is Sportscar365's European Editor. Based in The Netherlands, Euwema covers the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, among other series.

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