A brand new gas cell system is beneath improvement for Inexperienced Corp Konnection’s (GCK) Motorsport e-Blast Daker Rally race automotive – a transfer that may see the primary hydrogen-powered cross-country automobile at Daker Rally 2022.
For many years, the Daker Rally has been dominated by extremely modified entries with inner combustion engines. Nonetheless, with its organisers pushing for a totally inexperienced roster by 2030, the rally is now offering fertile floor for corporations looking for to offer the efficiency of the electrified mobility options.
With that in thoughts, November final 12 months (2020) noticed GCK Motorsport announce its intent to go inexperienced with the cross-country efforts and unveil its e-Blast 1 off-road racing automotive. Yesterday (25th March), that effort took one other step ahead with a brand new partnership with FEV, an skilled in automobile and energy prepare improvement.
Below the settlement, FEV will help gas cell system improvement in GCK Motorsport’s race automotive and assist the corporate to grow to be the primary staff to current a hydrogen-powered cross-country automobile at Dakar 2022 earlier than competing within the rally in 2023.
FEV will help the hassle with its in depth design, improvement and integration experience. The partnership seeks to supply an onboard gas cell system with an output of 200 kW — one of the crucial highly effective available on the market.
“We’re delighted to have a number one accomplice in FEV to hitch us on this large problem,” stated Eric Boudot, CEO of GCK. “This historic step within the lifetime of our firm completely illustrates our mission to develop technological options to fulfill the rising demand for the combination of inexperienced power within the area of mobility.”
“Due to greater than 20 years of expertise within the area of hydrogen associated applied sciences, FEV is uniquely geared up to simply accept this problem”, added Nadim Andraos, Govt Vice-President for FEV in France, Spain and North Africa.
“We’re honoured to be a part of GCK’s mission to beat the distinguished Dakar Rally with a gas cell powered automobile, and share their imaginative and prescient for a carbon-neutral future. We are going to help GCK’s participation with all of our ardour, experience and infrastructure.”