The sport-for-purpose electric racing series, Extreme E, has inked a new sponsorship association with Kaizen Clean Energy (KCE). As part of the agreement, the company is set to serve as the official clean energy technology provider for season 3 which will begin in 2023.
Kaizen Clean Energy will assist ENOWA, NEOM’s power, water, and hydrogen subsidiary and Extreme E’s Green Hydrogen Power Partner, in providing a game-changing hydrogen microgrid remedy to the tournament.
Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO, Extreme E, said, “Extreme E required a mobile clean energy solution that could be transported easily on the St Helena and deployed at our races in remote locations. Kaizen Clean Energy’s system is perfectly aligned with Extreme E’s needs.
“Their unique hydrogen production and purification technology will enable Extreme E to charge its race fleet and support the series’ goals to take its entire event operations power off-grid with 100% carbon neutral hydrogen energy – which will be a first in motorsport.”
Starting in the first quarter of 2023, KCE will manufacture, integrate, and implement hydrogen production systems from their Texas institution for use in microgrid power, hydrogen fueling, and manufacturing hydrogen supply.
Robert Meaney, Co-Founder of Kaizen Clean Energy, commented, “We are thrilled to partner with Extreme E to help charge their fleet and power their event operations using locally generated 100% clean energy.
“KCE is committed to supporting Extreme E’s vision for an equitable and environmentally beneficial racing series using our microgrid technology to provide safe, economically viable, and logistically friendly methods for off grid hydrogen infrastructure.”
Extreme E is a revolutionary off-road motorsport in its third season that exemplifies electric SUVs and futuristic advancements in some of the planet’s most remote and complex environments.
This five-event global journey uses its sporting platform to promote access to electricity, the environment, and equality. The series’ purpose is to highlight the consequences of climate change in some of the world’s most vulnerable environments, encourage the acceptance of electric vehicles to lead the way for a lower-carbon future, and establish a world-leading gender-equal motor racing platform.
St Helena, a repurposed former Royal Mail ship, carries the Championship’s freight and logistics, such as racing cars and all paddock infrastructural facilities, from around the globe as a lower-carbon alternative to airfreight.
The technical alliance with Kaizen Clean Energy supports Extreme E’s objective of reaching the lowest carbon footprint in motorsport, as well as having the least local impact on the environments in which it races.
Season 3 of Extreme E premieres March 11-12, 2023 in NEOM, Saudi Arabia, before travelling to Scotland, Sardinia, the Amazon, or the United States, and concluding in Chile.