Swiss company GreenGT has been selected as the official powertrain supplier for the new hydrogen category appearing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans from the 2024 edition.
The Automobile Club de l’Ouest announced on Wednesday that GreenGT will provide the engine, battery and transmission to the field of hydrogen-electric cars.
It joins the partnership between Red Bull Advanced Technologies and ORECA, which is developing the chassis, and Plastic Omnium which is supplying the fuel tanks.
Development of the fuel cell stack, comprising of the fuel cell, power control hardware and software, compressors, and cooling system, will be open to teams.
“The forthcoming hydrogen class is really taking shape,” said ACO President Pierre Fillon.
“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.”
The ACO and GreenGT joined forces in 2018 to develop the LMP3-based LMPH2G hydrogen-powered prototype which is now in its second-generation.
“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,” said GreenGT president Christophe Ricard.
“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.”