Extreme E 2021 Zero Emission Hydrogen SUV Off-Road Championships!Written by Chris Kwacz
In next year we are about to see a brand new World Racing Series! The wild, extreme locations, great emotions and… All ELECTRIC SUV Rally powered by hydrogen! The Zero Emission Championships will be supported by AFC Energy, one of the biggest hydrogen solutions provider. AFC Energy just announced they will supply each starting team with their Hydrogen Charging stations in every of FIVE planned race locations all over the world. The own teams in the Extreme E World Series will have such a stars like Nico ROsberg and Lewis Hamilton from F1! Lewis, that was able to test the Extreme E SUV, powered by AFC solution said just one sentence after the test drive: “Absolutely Incredible” Enough said!
Extreme E, the revolutionary new electric SUV off-road racing series, has announced it is embarking on a world-first collaboration with AFC Energy, with its pioneering hydrogen fuel cell technology which will enable its race fleet to be charged using zero emission energy.
Extreme E is the first event organiser to utilise hydrogen fuel cell power generators for charging, and the decision supports Extreme E’s goal of being sustainable and creating minimal local impact on the environments in which it races. This innovative solution from AFC Energy offers a completely sustainable fuel production process. The system use water and sun to generate hydrogen power which will then be used to charge all the ODYSSEY 21 E-SUVs off the grid. Not only will this process emit zero greenhouse emissions, its only by-product will be water, which will be utilised elsewhere on-site.
Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Extreme E, said: “This collaboration with AFC Energy is a game changer, not just for Extreme E, but also to the wider sports and events industry which could also benefit greatly from using this innovative, zero emission charging technology.
“In everything we do around this championship we are focussed on being sustainable and supporting the environment, whilst also being innovative. It is fantastic that Extreme E is leading the way in motorsport when it comes to sustainable solutions like this. Motorsport is often associated with a high detrimental footprint on the environment through event infrastructures, but we are trying to change that, and this collaboration with AFC Energy is a huge step in the right direction.”
Adam Bond, Chief Executive Officer at AFC Energy, said: “We are honoured to have been selected by Extreme E in such a world class motor racing championship, designed to highlight not only the true potential of electric vehicle SUVs in some of the harshest environments on Earth, but also the need to raise public awareness of the debilitating impact climate change is having on our ecosystems.
In Extreme E Series the world Formula 1 starts will start with their own teams: Nico Rosberg is setting a Rosberg Extreme Racing Team and will duel with a F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton and his 4×4 Team! That will be surely an exciting first Global Season for the brand new World Series!
Source: Extreme E