Through this webpage, we will keep you up to date with the latest news from HAN Hydromotive. 


HAN Hydromotive becomes 2nd at Eco-marathon!

24th of May 2024. 

HAN Hydromotive is once again awarded second place in Europe! For the third year in a row, the team once again got to take a superb podium spot. With the new HM15, the team was enabled to improve efficiency by 27% compared to 2023!

That huge jump also allowed the HM15 to set a new personal record! With a great result of 3082Km/kg hydrogen!

‘We would like to thank our sponsors very much, without them this achievement would never have been possible!’ Says Remco Mulder, marketing and event manager HAN Hydromotive.



Spectronik becomes the official fuel cell system supplier of HAN Hydromotive!

16th of May 2024.

Spectronik’s new Protium Eco-Marathon (PEM) 450W fuel cell will power HAN Hydromotive’s HM 15 vehicle at Shell Eco Marathon Europe and Africa 2024

Arnhem, The Netherlands, 15 May 2024 – Spectronik, a Singapore company specializing in the R&D, manufacturing and commercialization of portable Hydrogen fuel cells, announce that it has signed a partnership agreement with HAN Hydromotive – a forward looking and innovative eco-car team from the University of Arnhem and Nijmegen.

Under the partnership agreement, Spectronik shall become the official fuel cell system supplier of HAN Hydromotive’s vehicles for the next 3 years – ensuring that HAN Hydromotive gets up-to-date and best performance products every year. HAN Hydromotive will return used fuel cell to Spectronik for recycling – effectively promoting sustainability and circular economy. At the same time, HAN Hydromotive will provide technical data and user feedback.

The partnership is announced on the day of the Unveiling Event of HM 15 – HAN Hydromotive’s latest eco-car commemorating the team’s 15th year anniversary. HAN Hydromotive has incorporated numerous improvements to the vehicle – such as its body, steering and braking system, suspension and live data logger. HM 15 will be powered by Spectronik’s latest Protium Eco-Marathon (PEM) 450W Hydrogen fuel cell which promises better electrical efficiency and fuel utilization.

“HAN Hydromotive has been using Spectronik fuel cells for the past 3 years. This partnership is a natural next step to further strengthen our ties. We are proud to be associated with an extremely talented team who continually pushes the boundaries of motion efficiency and Hydrogen powered mobility,” said Jogjaman Jap, CEO of Spectronik.

“In recent years, HAN Hydromotive has been able to achieve great results, thanks to the Spectronik fuel cells that powered our cars. HAN Hydromotive is extremely proud to be a representative of the leading Hydrogen fuel cell manufacturer Spectronik! Together with Spectronik, we will explore the full potential of transportation using hydrogen fuel cells, pushing the boundaries of what's achievable!” said Mees de Groot, Team Manager of HAN Hydromotive.

HAN Hydromotive will be participating at the Shell Eco Marathon Europe and Africa on 19-24 May 2024 – where HM 15 will attempt to break the team’s fuel efficiency record.



HAN Hydromotive onthult de HM15!

15th of May 2024.

On 15 May, HAN Hydromotive unveiled the team's newest vehicle, the HM15. Together with sponsors, family, friends and former team members, we were able to reflect on the team's 15th anniversary!

With the HM15, we want to celebrate this unique milestone of our team in style!

The HM15 will be in action during the Shell Eco-marathon from 19 to 24 May in France. 


HAN Hydromotive tests the HM15!

30th of April 2024.

HAN Hydromotive got to experience a great test day with the new HM15! The team was allowed to unleash the HM15 on the police academy test track in Lelystad to test its reliability. Not a single problem showed up during the day, and the team is extremely happy about that!




HAN Hydromotive enters partnership with HyGear!

20th of March 2024.

HAN Hydromotive posted a wonderful message on their social media channels last week! Namely, the team has entered into a partnership with the company HyGear.

HyGear will supply green hydrogen for HAN Hydromotive. The team will use this to drive during test days. This means that from now on our test days will be green! 


The new braking system is working properly!

8th of March 2024.

Our guys from the "Brakes & Suspension" division have managed to get the new braking system working. "In recent years, the brakes were always a weak point of the car, but not anymore!" Says Nick Nijdeken, who is partly responsible for this success.

"Also the new integrated handbrake system worked really super well" Tristan Sleutel adds.  


HAN Hydromotive unveils the colour palette for the HM15!

15th of Februari 2024.

The actual car is still to be seen, but here are already the colours we will see back on the brand new HM15!

With these colours, we hope to better highlight the sponsors and will celebrate our 15th anniversary in a beautiful way. 


HAN Hydromotive presents the new 2024 team!

2th of Januari 2024.

HAN Hydromotive has been working on car with the new team members for months, but until now no official team photo had been brought out. Hereby, the team presents the new members who will race in May for the most fuel-efficient car in Europe!


HAN Hydromotive exists 15 years!

30th of January 2024.

HAN Hydromotive is 15 years old! What a wonderful milestone for our team! We would like to thank our partners immensely! Also the many people, students who have given heart and soul to keep this project standing over the years! On to the next 15 years full of green energy!


HAN Hydromotive adopts new corporate identity!

13th of October 2023.

HAN Hydromotive puts a refreshing spin on the look of its student team! With the focus on bringing the hydrogen element more to the forefront, and showing a better connection to HAN, the new logo and corporate identity was born.

"With this change, people can read our logo better, and we put ourselves in a unique way for the European Championships" says Remco Mulder, with a smile. The marketing manager is very happy with this new step and hopes to create a better canvas for the sponsors as well. 


HAN Hydromotive participates in the H2 challenge!

6th of October 2023.

HAN Hydromotive is taking part in the H2 challenge! Here, four of our team members will drive around Europe for 24 hours with a hydrogen car, to show that driving on hydrogen is actually possible!

We would like to thank Toyota van Gent for lending us the hydrogen car for this challenge!


HAN Hydromotive best of the Benelux at the Shell Eco-marathon!

24th of May 2023.

HAN Hydromotive is the best in the entire Benelux of the Ubran Concept class at the Shell Eco-marathon!

With a wonderful second place, HAN Hydromotive puts itself on the map as one of the top teams of the European and African Eco-marathon championships.

"We are extremely proud of this result! We hope we can compete for the European title next year."




HAN Hydromotive scores high honours at Shell Eco-marathon!

4th of June 2022.

HAN Hydromotive achieved a wonderful third place with our team at the Shell Eco-marathon! We would like to thank our partners immensely for all their help and support! Without them, we could not have achieved such a great result!