The future of automotive begins with new models of displacement and energy. There are many brands that have been offering renewable energy research, and especially the hydrogen cell in its new models, and little by little they are incorporated into their street cars. Porsche is the latest to join in this, and now they have been examining the potential of the engines of this type of propellers, which have high performance and practically zero emissions to the environment.
Currently, different types of engines are being developed in parallel for use in future vehicles. These include hybrid systems, one hundred percent electric and highly efficient combustion engines. Hydrogen represents a potential alternative to conventional or synthetic fuels (e-fuels) in combustion engines, as reflected in a study by Porsche Engineering.
According to Vicenzo Bevilacqua they have been developing a hydrogen combustion engine suitable for any type of vehicle: “For the passenger car sector, this is insufficient. For this reason we have developed a prototype hydrogen combustion engine which aims to match the power and torque of current high-performance petrol engines. At the same time, we had also set ourselves the goal of achieving low fuel consumption and keeping emissions at the same level as ambient air.”
To check the correct functioning of this type of propeller, they have tested it online on the Nordschleife track, where they achieved a lap time of 8 minutes and 20 seconds. This engine has a power similar to that of an original gasoline engine, standing at 598hp. In terms of optimising hydrogen engine emissions, Porsche Engineering experts then concentrated on nitrogen oxides. Thus, after a series of exhaustive tests, the operational strategy of the engine was adapted to achieve the cleanest possible combustion. In this way, it is confirmed that it is an engine of great potential that offers the best performance on the market.