Extreme E becomes official member of the Monaco Hydrogen Alliance

Extreme E has been announced as an official member of the Monaco Hydrogen Alliance.

The partnership was revealed at the second edition of the Monaco Hydrogen Forum (27-28 November 2023), the world’s first platform dedicated to moving the world with green hydrogen.

The Monaco Hydrogen Alliance is a not-for-profit Association under Monegasque law to promote the use of green hydrogen in land, air, and maritime transportation.

In 2022 Extreme E, the motorsport for purpose, revealed its plans to launch an off-road hydrogen championship – Extreme H. Earlier this year, Extreme E and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the governing body for world motorsport, announced a pathway for Extreme H to become the first-ever off-road hydrogen racing world championship.

Creating a hydrogen racing series is a natural evolution of the championship’s mission to showcase the possibilities of new innovations and technologies in the race to fight climate issues. Extreme H will be a research and development testbed for emerging technologies and sustainable solutions, while utilising the impact of mobility powered by renewable hydrogen.

As the series moves towards a hydrogen-powered future, becoming a member of the Monaco Hydrogen Alliance reinforces these commitments by collaborating with industry leaders who recognise the need for innovation, investment and infrastructure to ensure green hydrogen plays a key role in decarbonising sea, air, and land mobility.

Ali Russell, Managing Director of Extreme E, said: “We are delighted to become an Official Member of the Monaco Hydrogen Alliance. The potential for utilising green hydrogen is huge, and like the Alliance we have been dedicated to promoting sustainable, zero-emission mobility while significantly reducing the impact on the planet.

“As the energy transition continues at pace towards a low carbon future, it is crucial to collaborate with industry leaders and pioneers to deliver sustainable solutions which can have an enormous impact, especially as we move towards Extreme H and the first-ever hydrogen racing world championship.

“Transportation alone can account for nearly 25 per cent of all global emissions, and as a series with raising awareness of the climate crisis at its heart, we have an important role to play in combatting this. Extreme H will demonstrate the capabilities of mobility powered by renewable green hydrogen, which can help inform strategies to reduce emissions through applications in transport and mobility across the world.”

John Rossant, President of the Monaco Hydrogen Alliance, said: “Extreme E has been instrumental in pushing battery electric technology to exciting new limits, and will soon extend to hydrogen with the launch of the Extreme H series in partnership with the FIA.

“The Monaco Hydrogen Alliance is looking forward to working closely Alejandro Agag, Ali Russell and their extraordinary Extreme E team to expand and promote the use of hydrogen in motor sports.”

Extreme H will become an FIA Championship from its inaugural season in 2025, with a pathway for it to become an FIA World Championship from 2026. This status demonstrates the series’ progression since its inception in 2021 and a strong statement of intent for its growth towards its hydrogen-powered future.

Eventual accreditation as an FIA Championship and then an FIA World Championship means the series would be amongst the top tier of global motorsport categories.

Development of the Extreme H series is underway, with testing of the first prototype chassis underway ahead of the first season in 2025.

 

To learn more about Extreme E, visit – www.Extreme-E.com

 

About Extreme E:

Now heading into its third season, Extreme E is a radical off-road racing series, founded by the same team behind Formula E, which showcases electric SUVs and futuristic technologies in some of the world’s most remote and challenging environments.

This five-event global voyage utilises its sporting platform for the purpose of promoting electrification, environment and equality. The series’ goal is to highlight the impact of climate change in some of the world’s most endangered environments, promote the adoption of electric vehicles to pave the way for a lower carbon future, and provide a world-first gender-equal motorsport platform.

The first sport to ever be built out of a social purpose, Extreme E aims to minimise environmental impact while maximising awareness, racing in places that have already been damaged or affected by climate change or human interference and taking fans deep into the heart of the most pressing issues facing our planet’s future.

Not only that, but Extreme E is also helping the car industry to develop future-facing technology using racing as a platform for road innovation, which accelerates change ten-fold.

Season 3 Calendar
Saudi Arabia: 11-12 March 2023
Scotland, UK: 13-14 May 2023
Sardinia, Italy: 08-09 July 2023
Sardinia, Italy: 16-17 September 2023
Chile: 02-03 December 2023