World record broken for distance travelled in hydrogen powered car


The world record for the longest distance traveled in a hydrogen-powered vehicle on a single refuelling has been broken.

Driving in a Hyundai Nexo, French aeronaut and president of the Solar Impulse Foundation Bertrand Piccard travelled a distance of 483 miles.

Piccard left the FaHyence hydrogen station in Sarreguemines on Monday 25 November, a place chosen because of the Grand Est Region's commitment to responsible mobility, and arrived the next day at the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace in Le Bourget

Bertrand Piccard said: "With this adventure, we have proven that with clean technologies, we no longer need revolutionary experimental prototypes to break records. Everyone can now do it with standard zero-emission vehicles,” said Piccard.

“A new era in performance is beginning, for the benefit of environmental protection”.