Gaussin preps first hydrogen-electric racing truck for 2022 Dakar Rally

Gaussin preps first hydrogen-electric racing truck for 2022 Dakar Rally

This H2 racing truck is the first in a new line of hydrogen and electric zero-emissions road trucks designed by Pininfarina available in five models: road tractor, autonomous, distribution, construction, and racing.
Gaussin is making final preparations for its 100% hydrogen and electric H2 racing truck that will compete in the 2022 Dakar Rally Race starting January 1 in Saudi Arabia. Aramco is its title sponsor, with the world’s top oil company also having the option to subscribe for up to 20% of the common stock of Gaussin shares.

The racing truck’s high-performance design is engineered to withstand the extreme race environments of Dakar and is intended to demonstrate the performance and reliability of the hydrogen-electric powertrain developed by Gaussin. The data and information collected from the 2022 Dakar Rally will be used to further develop Gaussin’s range of road trucks scheduled for launch from 2022.

At the 2021 event, the Dakar organization presented its “Dakar Future” energy transition program, which aims to make the Dakar 100% “green” by 2030.

“By entering the first 100% hydrogen and electric truck in the Dakar, Gaussin intends to demonstrate the reliability and performance of its hydrogen road range in a difficult environment,” said Christophe Gaussin, CEO of Gaussin. “New technologies based on renewable energies are available and mature and should help accelerate the energy transition.
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