BAC Mono turns to hydrogen power

Published: 26 January 2022

► BAC Mono teams up with Viritech
► For a hydrogen powered Mono
► A track-focused hydrogen car?!

BAC is going to create a hydrogen-powered version of its track-focused Mono car. Designed at first to be a proof-of-concept for now, the hydrogen-powered Mono will be the culmination of partnership with Viritech, a ‘cleantech’ company already involved in H2 solutions for aerospace, marine and power.

How a hydrogen car works 

It’s not the first eco-friendly move from BAC, either: The brand’s use of graphene and niobium brings weight-savings but also efficiency and indirectly, less emissions. BAC also believes its Mono FCEV will help the adoption of hydrogen in sports cars.

Will it be a tank?

The biggest challenge for BAC will be making a hydrogen system that’s both efficient, light and powerful enough to preserve the driving dynamics of the scalpel-like ICE-powered Mono. Hydrogen cars require a substantial amount of tech to work, and fitting that in a Mono’s footprint. 

‘Technology has always been at the forefront of our development, and we remain committed to exploring new automotive innovations within all that we do,’ said Neill Briggs, BAC’s co-founder and director of product development.

‘Alternative fuels, along with lightweight construction methods, reduces vehicle emissions considerably without compromising driver engagement, something we are committed to preserving at BAC.’

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast