26 May '13, 6am
Racing Towards Very Different Hydrogen Futures : via @evworldeditor
Racing Towards Very Different Hydrogen Futures Tweet By EV World Editorial Staff This was supposed to be a story about Aston Martin and Alset Global's news-making, zero-emission run of a hydrogen-fueled Rapide S saloon car during the Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race. The modified, dual-fueled, four-door garnered much deserved publicity as it became the first race car to qualify burning only hydrogen it its twin turbo-charged 6.0L V12 engine, which enabled it, at times, to hit a top speed of 160 mph with essentially zero-emissions. How the team handled the engine's inevitable smog-forming nitrogen oxide emissions, one of the by-products of combusting air in any IC engine, wasn't explained. Regardless, what the team accomplished is certainly one for the record books, though whether it will ever be a practical way to use the lightest and most abundant element in the univer...