Extreme E, the revolutionary electric SUV racing series that will launch in 2021 qnnounced on Wednesday that they have appointed AFC Energy as their official hydrogen fuel cell technology provider that will see Extreme E utilise AFC Energy’s zero emission charging technology to charge their vehicles at the races next season.
The system provided by AFC Energy will use water and sun to charge the Odyssey 21 vehicles and speaking about the new partnership, Extreme E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag commented saying:
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.
“AFC Energy is the leading provider of Alkaline Fuel Cell systems for the generation of clean energy. It has developed a wide range of technologies to enable sustainable off-grid power generation, which is easily transportable, offers high efficiency, and emits water, which we can utilise elsewhere in site, as its only by-product.
“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.”
AFC Energy has engineered a bespoke H-Power TM fuel cell system for Extreme E, which has been designed with a clear specification and focus on sustainable innovation.
AFC Energy CEO Adam Bond commented saying:
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.
“The H-PowerTM system will showcase to a global audience exactly how Hydrogen can be used as a viable alternative to incumbent diesel generations in the remotest and harshest of environments.