RIYADH: NEOM’s energy, water and hydrogen subsidiary ENOWA has partnered with Extreme E to introduce green hydrogen power to their global sustainable racing series.
This development comes on the heels of the announcement that NEOM became the title partner of the McLaren Formula E and Extreme E racing teams under the banner of NEOM McLaren Electric Racing, according to a statement.
NEOM has partnered with McLaren Racing to drive innovation and talent development in electric motorsport.
With the partnership, Extreme E and ENOWA aim to implement innovative green hydrogen-based technologies.
ENOWA will play a part on the scientific advisory board of Extreme E and together both parties will develop educational programs to young generations about climate positive solutions.
“Our partnership is aimed toward both creating visibility to the most urgent problems the planet is facing but at the same time demonstrating solutions that deliver meaningful impact,” ENOWA CEO said.
“Together we can accelerate innovations in clean technologies powered by green hydrogen, contributing to hydrogen mobility markets and the future of global decarbonization,” Peter Terium added.
At the Season 2 opener of Extreme E in NEOM in February 2022, the series revealed its plans to launch an off-road hydrogen Championship in 2024.
Named Extreme H, the championship will sit alongside Extreme E, its existing electric racing series, and will be a world-first for motorsport.
Development for the Extreme H vehicle is already underway, with the aim being the launch of a prototype in early 2023.