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First for motorsport: Extreme E unveils hydrogen fuel cell generator

First for motorsport: Extreme E unveils hydrogen fuel cell generator

Extreme E has today (28th Jan) unveiled the hydrogen fuel cell generator which will allow the off-road all-electric series to remotely charge its race fleet using zero emission energy, marking a first in the world of motorsport.

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.

Since Extreme E and AFC Energy announced their world-first collaboration in July 2020, the two companies have worked closely to design and complete a bespoke fuel cell and operating system that requires a detailed understanding of the extremities of conditions in each race location.

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