It is this equation with several unknowns that the French start-up Systemics will attempt to resolve during the week of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2024. A specialist in soft mobility, the entity wishes to validate this autonomy: driving for 24 hours, with 2 kg of ‘H2 (hydrogen) in the tanks of a tuk tuk. The start will be given in 24 hours, Sunday June 9, at 8 p.m.



The unique initiative aims to promote hydrogen as an energy vector for more environmentally friendly mobility. Systemics, a French start-up initiated by Antoine Abou, is taking on this challenge: driving for 24 hours with a full tank of 2 kg of Hydrogen in the tanks of its vehicle, a tuk tuk. The chosen location is symbolic: Le Mans, the Alain Prost karting circuit; The date as well, since this attempt will take place as part of the 24 Hours of Le Mans week.

Indeed, the experience will take place in two stages, June 9 and June 14, in 12-hour sequences, on the famous Le Mans karting track.

  • On June 9, meet at 8 p.m. for the launch of this pioneering experience. On June 10, shortly after 8 a.m., the tuk tuk will stop to reach the H2 village, within the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit, to be exposed to spectators. The team will thus be able to share the lessons learned from this first part of the challenge.
  • Friday June 14, from 9 p.m., she will return to the Alain Prost karting track to complete her challenge, with success she hopes, on Saturday at 9 a.m., a few hours before the start of the 92nd edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Among the drivers in the tuk tuk cabin, we could recognize the pilots of MissionH24, a collaborative program between the ACO and H24Project for the creation of an H2 category in endurance, or even elements of the Sarthe Departmental Fire and Safety Service, concerned by the deployment of hydrogen.