Marking the first ever hydrogen entry for Dakar Rally, the H2 Racing Truck raced from the Red Sea Jeddah, through the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia traversing to Hail, Al Artawiya, Al Qaisumah, Riyadh, Al Dawadimi, Wade Al Dawasir, Bisha and returning to Jeddah.
Developed by French engineering company Gaussin, and sponsored by oil company Saudi Amarco, the heavy class 8 truck was entered in the experimental category of Dakar 2022 for new clean energies, and it was designed for extreme environments.
The vehicle featured 380kW of fuel cells with a capacity of 80kg of hydrogen able to be stored in the truck. Further to that, aspeed limit of 140km/h is also in compliance with regulations as well as a 250km range when under race conditions whilst also being capable of being refuelled in 20 minutes.
Celebrating the race, in a recent social media post, Christophe Gaussin, CEO of Gaussin, said, “Gaussin ad Aramco celebrated the success of the company’s first year as a participant in the Dakar Rally at the closing ceremony on January 14 in Saudi Arabia, which was highlighted by a luminous drone show in the Jeddah sky.”
Making hydrogen happen
This March, H2 View will explore A Climate for Action and Investment in Europe in an immersive event that features some of the leading stakeholders and influencers in hydrogen, as well as a return to in-person networking and the opportunity to meet the Women in Hydrogen driving the agenda forward.
Taking place in Munich, Germany, confirmed speakers already include the Hydrogen Council, Hydrogen Europe, Clean Hydrogen Partnership, FiveT Hydrogen, Airbus, Nel and Michelin.
Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.
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