Swiss firm GreenGT has been selected by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest as the sole powertrain supplier for the Hydrogen class, set to race at the 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The firm joins Red Bull Advanced Technologies and ORECA (chassis) and Plastic Omnium (fuel tanks) as the fourth official supplier for the new prototype category.
As part of the deal, GreenGT will supply the powertrain for each of the cars entered in the hydrogen category, including the battery, engine, and transmission.
Meanwhile, the fuel cell stack, which is at the core of hydrogen technology, will be open to development by the teams. That means that the teams will have the freedom to develop the fuel cell, power control hardware and software, compressors, and cooling system.
“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 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.”
Pierre Fillon, president of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest. added: “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.”