Ever since 2011 hydrogen car H2A takes part in the Prototype Hydrogen category of the Shell Eco-marathon Europe. Prototype vehicles have an aerodynamic design using three wheels and a lightweight body. The H2A is a hydrogen driven car. It has a fuell cell system which gains electricity from the hydrogen which is then stored in super capacitors, a sort of rechargeable battery which can be charged and uncharged a a fast pace with high efficiency. The electro motor uses this power to drive the car.
During the 2012 event the team has achieved its first successes: a sixth place, a Dutch efficiency record and a vehicle presentation for Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. In 2013 this success was surpassed by winning the European championship and setting the Dutch efficiency record to 342 km/kWh [around 3042 km/l Euro95]. During the 2014 race the H2A again finished first place improving its Dutch efficiency record to 3820 km/l Euro95. Unluckily, the winning streak ended in 2015 when H2A encountered numerous technical difficulties but did eventually manage to finish in second place. Though that wasn’t the end of it as both 2016 and 2017 saw H2A retiring early due to, again, technical difficulties.