Red Bull and Oreca: a hydrogen car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans
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Red Bull will collaborate with Oreca on the design of a hydrogen car prototype, with the aim of participating in the 2024 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Red Bull Advanced Technologies and Oreca will be joined by Plastic Omnium, the exclusive supplier of hydrogen tanks intended for use in racing prototypes.
Hugues de Chaunac, Oreca president, said: "We are proud that the Automobile Club de l'Ouest has chosen us to work alongside Red Bull Advanced Technologies in this ambitious forward-looking project. And we are thrilled to be working with the other project partners, including Plastic Omnium and Green GT.
Collaboration is essential if we are to succeed in introducing a hydrogen class to the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2024. Oreca loves challenges and pioneering change and we can fully express our talents in such an enterprise exciting.
With the LMH and LMDh classes, endurance racing is entering a fascinating new era." Red Bull Advanced Technologies CEO Christian Horner said: “I am delighted that Red Bull Advanced Technologies has been chosen by the ACO together with our partners Oreca to develop the concept of a hydrogen-powered endurance racing car for Le Mans.
Red Bull Advanced Technologies is well equipped to meet the challenge posed by the ACO by having access to many of the tools used to design and develop F1 cars, along with significant experience on other cutting-edge vehicle programs.
The future Hydrogen class a Le Mans will offer an exciting glimpse into the future of sustainable motorsport and promises both to advance the use of hydrogen in transport and to deliver thrilling racing."
Champs-Élysées in Paris will be renewed with a new green settings
The 250 million restyling plan will start from Plaçe de La Concorde to Etoile, and it will be like a very beautiful garden.
According to the project, the space now dedicated to cars will therefore be halved in favor of greenery which will cover a large part of the surface, with the intention of encouraging shopping. On the edge of the pedestrian areas, there will be sidewalks will double under the shade of the trees.
This is the pact just made by the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo for a green urbanization plan that will transform the Champs-Élysée into a pedestrian area between now and 2024. Starting with the Arc de Triomphe and the gray arteries that radiate out from there, now the congested heart of the ville lumière.
Parisians could be able to see their green revolution by 2030, delivery date foreseen by the project called Re-Enchantér les Champs Elysées, which aims to renew all the charm of the avenue that has always been considered "the most beautiful in the world" but it has long since fallen into disgrace amidst smog, and traffic.