The Automobile Club de l’Ouest cements its partnership with GreenGT by selecting the Swiss expert as sole powertrain supplier for the hydrogen-electric prototypes due to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 2024. A pioneer in high-density electric-hydrogen-powered systems, committed to making sustainable mobility a reality, GreenGT joins Plastic Omnium (fuel tanks) and Red Bull-Oreca (chassis) as technological supplier for the new endurance racing class.
GreenGT will supply the powertrain for each of the cars entered in the hydrogen category, including the battery, engine, and transmission.
The fuel cell stack, the core of hydrogen technology (fuel cell, power control hardware and software, compressors, and cooling system) will be open to development by the teams.
For the Automobile Club de l’Ouest this is another step towards sustainable mobility.
Pierre Fillon, president of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest: "The forthcoming hydrogen class is really taking shape. GreenGT was an obvious choice for us. We had already been working together for several years and the expertise we have built up thanks to the MissionH24 project will benefit the teams that enter the class. We know where we want to go, and with excellent companions to help us on the way, the ACO is determined to achieve the goal of making a real contribution to sustainable mobility."
Christophe Ricard, president of GreenGT: "Just over two years ago, the ACO and GreenGT launched MissionH24 with a view to introducing a hydrogen category at the 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans. Today, we are proud to be joining prominent automotive experts Oreca, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and Plastic Omnium as supplier for the class. The challenge is great, as is our determination to meet it."
GreenGT is an independent company active in the field of electric-hydrogen technologies. It analyses, designs, develops, produces and sells studies, products and services applicable to motorsports, the mobility industry and also to infrastructures and regions. Since its creation in 2008, GreenGT has been driving progress in energy transition with projects that find an application in everyday vehicles. Its unique approach to innovation – from components to systems and vehicle architectures – is opening new avenues.
In 2018, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and GreenGT launched MissionH24 to pave the way for a hydrogen category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 2024.