MACA has redesigned its S Eleven (S11), hydrogen powered flying race car, made it says from eco-friendly and sustainable materials and also announced it has secured strategic partnerships with Red Bull Advanced Technologies and SEGULA Technologies.
CEO Christian Pineau is unveiling the vehicle’s new design at CES and says that both Red Bull and SEGULA “are providing us with needed resources to bring our new S11 flying racecar to flight,”
“When MACA began development in 2020, the initial question was whether we focus on sports or public transportation, and we chose sports,” said Pineau. “Operating in the auto racing world within a closed environment, around a racetrack, we do not need the same certifications one needs to fly elsewhere, easing the product testing process. Red Bull is renowned in the sports world, so our enthusiasm for working with them is understandable.”
According to a press release “Global engineering group SEGULA Technologies has expertise and international recognition across multiple industries including automotive and aerospace. In automotive particularly, SEGULA is noted for helping make vehicles safer, more autonomous, environmentally friendly and connected.”
Xavier Chambrin, MACA’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), says “the team chose to power the S11 vehicle by eco-friendly hydrogen-based fuel cells not only because it leaves no impact on the environment, but it also delivers longer flight times than vehicles powered by electricity or fossil fuels.”
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