Extreme E has announced that it is partnering with Siemens.
Extreme E, the pioneering off-road racing series, has partnered with Siemens and GeoPura, who will provide consultancy expertise in the development of the series’ car as part of the championship’s transition towards hydrogen.
Siemens and GeoPura will deliver industrial software and technical consultancy services to Extreme E and Extreme H, as part of a consortium alongside Extreme E and its existing partner network, as the series moves towards an exciting new venture with the future launch of an off-road hydrogen racing championship – a world-first for motorsport.ENOWA will continue to develop the hydrogen solution that will power on-site operations and infrastructure at each race location.The Extreme H car will retain the same powertrain and chassis used in Extreme E. The key differentiating factor in Extreme H will be the hydrogen fuel cell that replaces the battery as the principal energy source. Further details regarding the transition to hydrogen and the Extreme E championship will be announced in due course.
Tony Hemmelgarn, President and CEO, Siemens Digital Industries Software, said: “By pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with hydrogen energy in an extreme racing environment, we can have a meaningful impact on the development of cleaner, more sustainable power for all. Bringing our expertise to the Extreme H racing series and in particular its car, will allow the team to build, test, optimise and validate advanced designs in a digital environment.”Read more at the Extreme E newsroom.