Excessive E has introduced a multi-year relationship with ENOWA, NEOM’s vitality, water and hydrogen subsidiary, to introduce inexperienced hydrogen energy to the sustainable all-electric racing sequence.
Saudi Arabia has hosted the Excessive E season-opening Desert X Prix for the final two years.
The announcement comes simply days after NEOM, a sustainable area in northwest Saudi Arabia being constructed from the bottom up, was revealed because the title accomplice of the McLaren Formulation E and Excessive E racing groups below the banner of “NEOM McLaren Electrical Racing.”
Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Excessive E, stated: “We’re delighted to have ENOWA on board as our official Inexperienced Hydrogen Energy Companion. We have now collaborated with NEOM for a while, notably in delivering a vastly profitable first Desert X Prix of Season Two; this partnership with ENOWA marks an extra step in our mission for a extra sustainable future.
“The work undertaken by ENOWA is extraordinarily formidable and an thrilling prospect. NEOM, very like ourselves, pushes the boundaries of environmental sustainability and we’re delighted to be partnering with ENOWA to go even additional in our goal to boost consciousness of the local weather disaster.
“ENOWA plans to guide the event of world-class sustainable vitality water and hydrogen techniques which I’m certain will turn out to be a reference level sooner or later, and our sequence may also profit from this better deal with expertise and innovation.”
Excessive E has turn out to be a frontrunner in introducing sustainability in motorsports and inexperienced hydrogen is extensively seen as essentially the most promising vitality service for the longer term within the battle in opposition to local weather change. The expertise helps the transportation of renewable vitality over lengthy distances and will spur the decarbonization of main industries and infrastructure.
By partnering, Excessive E and ENOWA purpose to implement modern inexperienced hydrogen-based applied sciences to not solely energy the championship towards a one hundred pc “depart no hint” ambition, but additionally to showcase the alternatives supplied by the expertise.
ENOWA will play an lively half on the scientific advisory board of Excessive E and collectively the companions will look to develop academic packages masking local weather constructive options aimed toward youthful generations.
Commenting on the connection, Peter Terium, ENOWA CEO, stated: “Enterprise choices in NEOM have sustainability at their core, which is why we’re delighted to accomplice with Excessive E. Our partnership is aimed towards each creating visibility to essentially the most pressing issues the planet is going through, however on the identical time demonstrating options that ship significant affect.
“Collectively we will speed up improvements in clear applied sciences powered by inexperienced hydrogen, contributing to hydrogen mobility markets and the way forward for international decarbonization.”
NEOM is the primary to supply inexperienced hydrogen at scale, paving the way in which for the expansion of the hydrogen financial system globally. As a result of abundance of photo voltaic, wind and water sources in NEOM, ENOWA and companions will present massive portions of inexperienced hydrogen that many industries can use. ENOWA advantages from NEOM’s greenfield web site — which has no legacy infrastructure — to advance vitality, water, and hydrogen innovation whereas offering sustainable fuels like inexperienced hydrogen to worldwide customers. It shares an ethos with Excessive E in its calls for for a better sustainability focus.
On the Season Two opener of Excessive E in NEOM in February 2022, the sequence revealed its plans to launch an off-road hydrogen championship in 2024. Named Excessive H, the championship will sit alongside Excessive E, its present electrical racing sequence, and can be a world first for motorsport — additional reiterating the dedication to showcasing the chances of latest, sustainable applied sciences within the race to battle local weather change.
Growth for the Excessive H car is already underway, with the purpose being the launch of a prototype in early 2023.