With Quantum Fuel’s (QTWW) Help, Jesse James Sets New Land Speed World Record For Hydrogen Car

Posted by | # |
08:13:18 pm on June 24, 2009

Last week, Jesse James (of West Coast Choppers fame) set a new land speed world record at 199.712 MPH with a hydrogen fueled car, developed in part by Quantum Fuel Systems (QTWW), called the Streamliner.  The milestone event, which took place in the Mojave Desert, will be shown in your living rooms on Sunday, August 9th at 10 PM ET/PT on Spike TV.

quantum streamliner hydrogen carThe Streamliner was fitted with 24 Quantum hydrogen injectors that fueled an 8 cylinder engine, optimized to yield 704HP.   The fuel injectors have undergone years of R&D and are featured in Ford’s hydrogen vehicles as well as Prius and Escape hydrogen-hybrid vehicles developed by Quantum.  Also aiding the record breaking run were three carbon composite hydrogen storage cylinders able to withstand 5000 psi. 

Quantum Fuel Systems is probably best known for their work with Fisker Automotive on the Fisker KARMA, the first luxury plugin hybrid introduced in Detroit last year and expected to be available to the public next year.

:::: >>>

Tags: , , , , ,
If you enjoyed this post, please consider to leave a comment or subscribe to the feed and get future articles delivered to your feed reader.


Owning stock in Quantum, and being a fan of Jesse James, I think this just made my day.

Leave a comment