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Rosberg X Racing wins the Extreme E Ocean X prix – powered by hydrogen
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Rosberg X Racing wins the Extreme E Ocean X prix – powered by hydrogen

Rosberg X Racing has been crowned champions at Extreme E’s first ever Ocean X prix making it two wins from two.

The rally championship uses a hydrogen fuel cell generator, designed and engineered by AFC Energy, to remotely charge its race fleet using zero-emission energy, marking a revolutionary first in international motorsport.

Rosberg X Racing teammates Johan Kristoffersson and Molly Taylor achieved the top spot in the 18-car race on May 29 extending the teams lead at the top of the Championship standings.

Read more: Second off-road electric series Extreme E race begins this weekend

Read more: Everything we know about AFC Energy’s involvement in Extreme E

Hosted at the famous pink lake, Lac Rose, in Dakar the Ocean X prix aims to reveal environmental damage on oceans.

The leading objective of Extreme E is to highlight the climate change challenges faced by different ecosystems around the world, whilst showcasing the performance of all-electric SUVs in extreme conditions.

Nico Rosberg, Founder and CEO of Rosberg X Racing, said, “I’m so happy for us as a team to have won in Extreme E for the second time. Two out of two – wow.

“I love this whole championship and being in the role of team principal – I’m still as competitive as hell even though I’m not actually driving.

“We have the two best drivers in the car who are doing a much better job than I could – and I couldn’t be happier.”

Extreme E: A new era of motorsport

It’s going to be a spectacular, captivating, narrative-driven adventure telling the story of the effects of climate change and human activity on stunning, remote locations around the world. And in a months’ time, off-road electric series Extreme E will head to Saudi Arabia for the first of that five-race global voyage that will span four continents.

The rally championship will use a hydrogen fuel cell generator, designed and engineered by AFC Energy, to remotely charge its race fleet using zero-emission energy, marking a revolutionary first in international motorsport.

Extreme E’s founder and CEO Alejandro Agag is no stranger to electrifying race cars having also established Formula E, an all-electric street racing series. What started as nothing more than a shared dream between Agag and FIA President Jean Todt, noted on the back of a napkin back in 2011, Formula E has developed into the fastest growing motorsport series on the plant.

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