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Directory:Formula Zero - Hydrogen Racing

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Formula Zero' is an organization based out of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, founded in 2003. Formula Zero's vision is to demonstrate that zero emissions technology can be both fun and sustainable at the same time. The organization's goal is to use racing as a platform to get people interested in hydrogen fuel cell technology.

In 2005, Formula Zero began construction of the Mark 2, the world's first fully-functional fuel-cell powered go-kart using ultracapacitors for energy storage. On October 26, 2006, the Mark 2 set an official There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] record of 1/8th of a mile in 11.869 seconds. The Mark 2 was featured on the ‘’Discovery Channel’’ as a part of the FutureCar television series. Formula Zero set a new FIA record with the Mark 2 in September 2007.

Formula Zero, together with top quality partners, started the race for the future by building the world's first fully-functioning hydrogen fuel cell racing kart the Mark 2. The kart only emits water and is especially designed for racing and powerful acceleration.


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Official Website


Competition Teams

Latest Developments

Events - Zin in een leuke en leerzame dag? Ga dan naar de Schoner Vervoer Boulevard op de Albert Cuyp, op de autovrije zondag op 21 september 2008 tussen 11.00 en 17.00 uur. (Sept 21, 2008)

How it Works

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(.40 Minutes) Element One Fuel Cell Vehicle Test 08-23-08 at Formula Zero Rotterdam Facility

The Element One Team performing a low-speed vehicle test at the Rotterdam Formula Zero facility in the Netherlands. (YouTube August 26, 2008)

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(2.22 Minutes) Formula Zero Kart Hidrógeno, Fuel Cell. 9 Abril Alcañiz.

Formula Zero Fuel Cell Kart. Presentación 9 Abril 2008. Aliaga, Gasión, Team Elias. (YouTube May 09, 2008)

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(5.49 Minutes) Formula Zero Eupla hydrogen fuel cell car, 1st tests

Formula Zero 3D rendering of a Hydrogen race kart, combined by building & test process. (YouTube March 19, 2008)

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(3.26 Minutes) Forze - Formula Zero team Delft

Forze is the newest sustainable project of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Forze is designing and building his own hydrogen powered race kart by using a fuel cell. In September 2008, the competition called 'Formula Zero student edition' will begin. Different universities will compete against eachother in this high profile race class, organized by Formula Zero BV. (YouTube June 25, 2007)

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ForzeDelft YouTube Channel

Lawrence Technological University YouTube Channel

EuplaTecH2 YouTube Channel


Car Racing with Clean Tech.



Race Cars

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See Formula Zero > Competition Teams

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Forze - Greenchoice Forze, the Formula Zero team Delft, dominated the event and became winner of the first ever hydrogen race August 23, 2008. Netherlands Entry

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euplatecH2 - euplatecH2. Hidrogen Aragon, Spain and Escuela Universitaria Politécnica entry. Won the Sprint Race. Spain Entry.

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Racing Green - Imperial Racing Green. Great Britain Entry.

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Lawrence Technical University-Element One. Won the Design Competition. US Entry.


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Zero Emission Racing Team Groep T. Belgium Entry.

Fuel Cell

All competitors used the same Fuel Cell.


Company: Formula Zero


Founded 2003.



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Green tech in 'Formula Zero' race - The championship consisted of several events, with teams from the UK, US, the Netherlands, Spain, and Belgium competing for the top honour: zeroth place. A Dutch team won the endurance event, while a Spanish team clinched the award for fastest lap. (BBC News Aug. 26, 2008)

Fuel-Cell Car Racing Series Aims To Spur Green Motoring - The world's first international fuel-cell powered motor racing series kicked off in Rotterdam over the weekend. The organisers hope that 'Formula Zero,' like Formula 1, can become a forum for competing technology as much as anything else, helping green consumer cars to become better. (Slashdot August 26, 2008)

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'Formula Zero' kart race could drive fuel cell technology - The world's first international fuel-cell-powered go-kart race took place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Six teams participated in the Formula Zero event, which is aiming to be a zero-emissions alternative to today's high-performance "Formula 1" car races. (Video) (New Science Tech Aug. 25, 2008)


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Hydrogenics Fuel Cell - Used in the Mark 2

Maxcell Ultracapacitors - "BoostCap" Used in the Mark 2

Linde Gas Benelux - 5 litre aluminium tanks at a pressure of 200 bar to store hydrogen.

Gravitron Motors - The Formula Zero kart uses a Gravitron motor and control motor (HE DATA 1000 amp and a LAAA4002 DC motor).

TNO - The MACS (Modular Automotive Control System) is a Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) system constructed by TNO. On the kart the MACS controls the following functions: Central vehicle controller, battery management system, power train controller and engine control functions.


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Formula Zero B.V.

Keizersgracht 6 sous

1015 CN Amsterdam

Tel: +31 (0) 206226327

Fax: +31 (0) 207760970


Dok Kantoor & Test Centre

Heijplaatstr. 21-unit 34

3089 JB Rotterdam

Tel: +31 (0) 104768000


E-Mail: []

See also

Directory:Green Supercars

Directory:Fuel Cells

Directory:Fuel Efficiency

Directory:Hydrogen Peroxide as Fuel


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Directory:Hydrogen Production

Directory:Hydrogen from Water

Directory:Solar Hydrogen

Directory:Hydrogen Storage



Directory:Water as Fuel

Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection

Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems

Directory:HHOi under Air Pressure to the Fuel Rail to Provide Petrol Substitute

Directory:Running Vehicles on Water

OS:Water Fuel Cell

Directory:Alternative Fuels

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