A revolutionary first in international motorsport, AFC Energy is teaming up with Extreme E to showcase to a global audience how hydrogen can be used as a viable alternative to dirty diesel.
The brainchild of the people behind the Formula E racing series, Extreme E will see teams racing bespoke off-road electric SUVs in some of the remote corners of the planet, powered by AFC Energy’s hydrogen-fuelled H-Power Charger.
The rally championship will be the first ever organiser to utilise hydrogen fuel cell generators for remote charging, AFC Energy said.
The inaugural Extreme E championship series will take place throughout 2021 across five locations including the Artic, the Amazon Rainforest and the coast of Senegal.
Race organisers and teams aim to highlight the most important climate issues facing the planet and through the use of 100% electric EVs and sustainable EV charging, hope to inspire people and organisations to tackle the challenges posed by the climate emergency.
“This collaboration with AFC Energy is a gamechanger 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,” said Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Extreme E.
“In everything we do around this championship we are focussed on being sustainable and supporting the environment, whilst also being innovative.”
“Our collaboration with AFC Energy is a huge step in the right direction to transforming motorsport into a modern and green pastime.”
AFC Energy’s H-Power Charger will also showcase the remote manufacture of green hydrogen through micro-alkaline water electrolysis powered by the sun.
Adam Bond, CEO of AFC Energy, said, “The race highlights 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.”
“The H-PowerTM system will showcase to a global audience exactly how hydrogen can be used as a viable alternative to incumbent diesel generations.”