AUTOMOTIVE: Roland LECURE discovers the zero-emission hydrogen racing car
The Minister Delegate for Industry, Roland Lescure, discovers the zero-emission hydrogen racing car!
MissionH24 created the event last night during the parade of the centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in Paris. On board the electric-hydrogen prototype LMPH2G which closed the procession, had taken place the Minister Delegate for Industry, Roland Lescure.
Exceptional moment last night in Paris for the MissionH24 program. A procession of vehicles symbolizing the past, present and future of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which celebrates its centenary this year, crossed Paris, escorted by bikers from the Republican Guard.
To close this parade, which started at 10:40 p.m. from Place de La Concorde and stopped at the Hôtel de la Monnaie (La Monnaie de Paris is the author of the trophy for the Centenary edition of the 24 Hours which will be contested on the 10 and June 11), then at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, the organizers had symbolically chosen one of the prototypes with electric-hydrogen propulsion from the MissionH24 program. On board, alongside its pilot Stéphane Richelmi, a prestigious passenger: the Minister Delegate for Industry, Roland Lescure, welcomed a few minutes before the departure of the convoy by Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest.
Passionate about technology (he is a polytechnician), bearer of the strategy and technological and industrial projects of France, the minister installed his 1.90 meters in the cramped cockpit of the car for this unprecedented rolling of the electric-hydrogen prototype of MissionH24 in the Parisian night. A few kilometers to discover this energy transition technology and its pioneering program, led by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and GreenGT, which is preparing for the arrival of hydrogen-powered vehicles at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the coming years. within a category that will be dedicated to them. At 11 p.m., the LMPH2G stopped under the sparkling Eiffel Tower, allowing Roland Lescure to savor the experience he had just had.
The LMPH2G is on display until Sunday February 5 in Paris as part of the Retromobile Show (Parc des Expositions at Porte de Versailles, hall 2.2, stand C.056) with the most emblematic vehicles in the history of the 24 Hours of Mans.
Roland Lescure, Minister Delegate for Industry:
« I have just driven through Paris, from the Concorde to the Eiffel Tower, one of the most beautiful cities in the world by day as follows, aboard one of the most beautiful cars in the world, a fantastic French racing car: a competition prototype designed and developed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the only emission of which into the atmosphere during the few kilometers of our journey was limited to water, a few centiliters of water, absolutely pure, the result of the operation of the hydrogen fuel cell that powers the electric motors that propel the vehicle.
The procession organized this evening carried a strong symbolism, a parade of old vehicles, sometimes very old, the mythology of yesterday’s race, and this link to the history of tomorrow, with this hydrogen prototype which makes the energy transition of mobility a tangible reality.
It’s fantastic to think that, while riding, the only thing we’ve released is water! About one drink per kilometer. Hydrogen is one of the keys to the energy transition and MissionH24 is an innovation challenge. As often in the automotive world, it all starts with racing. And then it’s also a pleasure to see that on the bodywork of this car, the names of the partners supporting the program are those of French or European companies. This pioneering program and this exceptional vehicle make it possible to think about the future of our daily lives, in a logic of totally carbon-free energy transition. Innovation, research, mechanics, this program brings our French excellence.
Bravo MissionH24 and long live the 24 Hours of Le Mans! »