GAUSSIN, a pioneer in clean and intelligent transport, presented the H2 RACING TRUCK, the world’s most powerful hydrogen and electric racing truck. The GAUSSIN H2 RACING TRUCK® will debut at the 2022 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.
The H2 RACING TRUCK® is designed to survive harsh situations and to demonstrate the performance and reliability of GAUSSIN’s hydrogen-electric motorization. The data obtained during the 2022 Dakar Rally will be used to further develop GAUSSIN’s road truck range.
“On January 12 in NEOM, Saudi Arabia, the Dakar organization presented its “Dakar Future” energy transition program, which aims to make the Dakar 100% “green” by 2030. The climate outlook announced by scientists is indeed alarming. We are the first generation to feel the effects of climate change and the last generation to act. By entering the first 100% hydrogen and electric truck in the Dakar, GAUSSIN intends to demonstrate the reliability and performance of its hydrogen road range in a difficult environment. New technologies based on renewable energies are available and mature and should help accelerate the energy transition. For the GAUSSIN Group and its partners, this project, which has now become a reality, represents a technological achievement and the fruit of years of work and experience in zero-emission mobility “, declared Christophe GAUSSIN, CEO of GAUSSIN.
“We are delighted that Gaussin, a pioneer and visionary company in the transport market, is taking part in the Dakar Future initiative with a 100% hydrogen truck. By competing in the Dakar, Gaussin is laying the foundation stone for the energy transition we all want to see, and the Dakar is the ideal open-air laboratory for manufacturers”, said Yann Le Moenner, CEO of Amaury Sport Organization.
The H2 RACING TRUCK® is the first model in GAUSSIN’s new zero-emission, hydrogen-powered and electric road truck range, due in 2022. Unlike other alternatives on the market, GAUSSIN’s hydrogen system is built on an ultra-light chassis with a hydrogen and electric engine.
Pininfarina Chief Creative Officer, Kevin Rice sums it up perfectly: “We made sure the designfaithfully represents the group’s values and roots: reliability, performance and robustness,”Be faster… Safer & Cleaner”. This defines GAUSSIN’s new signature which is shared across all thevehicles in the range”.
“We are thrilled to see the first-born truck running, as a result of the extraordinary collaboration withGAUSSIN”, affirmed Silvio Pietro Angori, Pininfarina CEO. “We have leveraged our long experience indesigning sustainable and intelligent mobility combined with our ability to create unique userexperiences to shape the full GAUSSIN range of zero emission road trucks. We are sure that this newrange of ecological, smart and unique style trucks will write a new chapter in the history of thezero-emission mobility.”