15 november 2021
HyET FINISHED FIRST IN THE "MOST KILOMETERS DRIVEN" CATEGORY, DRIVING 2643 KM DURING THE AIR LIQUIDE 24H HYDROGEN CHALLENGE
On 13 November 2021 HyET Hydrogen B.V. was amongst the 19 teams that successfully finished in the “Air Liquide 24H Hydrogen Challenge”. This annual event is organized to promote hydrogen as a mature alternative for fossil fuels for the mobility sector. During this exciting journey 19 enthusiastic teams drove their fuel cell cars throughout Europe fulfilling various assignments.
From left to right HyET Hydrogen Team members: Leonard Raymakers, Max Middelman, Jean-Pierre Jacobs & Quinten Swanborn.
The HyET Hydrogen team ended up as number one in the category “Most kilometers driven”, recording 2643 kilometers in 24 hours with a Toyota Mirai at an average energy price of EUR 0.21/km. This distance is close to the 24 hour electric vehicle (EV) distance world record of 2781 kilometers, achieved with a Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD that used the IONITY quick chargers which provide electricity at a price rate of approximately EUR 0.24 /km. With their achievement, the HyET team have underpinned that fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are competitive with battery electric vehicles (BEVs), both technically and economically, showcasing the potential of FCEVs as the best way to decarbonize transport and mobility.
The HyET team is proud and grateful to be part of this well-organized event and is looking forward to participating in the upcoming editions of the 24-hours Hydrogen Challenge.
HyET Hydrogen is a leading SME in the field of electrochemical hydrogen processing technologies. The company’s headquarters is located in Arnhem, the Netherlands and is operated by an experienced interdisciplinary team. Our mission is to reduce compression and purification costs of hydrogen to facilitate affordable prices for end-users. Since 2008 we have been developing electrochemical hydrogen compression and extraction technologies that enable our clients to build reliable and cost-effective hydrogen storage and transport systems.
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