Formula One could take to the skies with H2
At CES 2021, French startup MACA presented the Carcopter, a concept for a hydrogen-powered Formula 1 flying car. Yes, you read that right and the founders want to establish an entire air race around it.
Founders Thierry de Boisvilliers and Michael Krollak want to create a Formula 1 flying car competition to accelerate innovation in the eVTOL market and generate revenue from racing.
The Carcopter has built-in hydrogen tanks and fuel cells that power six 35-kW electric motors and is expected to reach flight speeds of up to 153 mph (246 km/h). If all goes well, MACA plans to launch the production model by the end of 2021 for use on various Formula One circuits around the world.