Dakar Future: the path to sustainability is already underway

In the 2022 edition of the Dakar, the T1-Ultimate category for prototypes that use low-carbon energy will be released.

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And the project became a reality. After years of reflection and debate, in which all interested parties participated, the plan was finalized until a calendar was set for 2030. The first of the milestones of the DakarFuture It will be next January 1.

In Dakar 2022, several teams of cars and trucks come with vehicles powered by electric motors. Among them three stand out Audi fresh out of the workshop that will receive a lot of attention throughout the test, especially on the basis of its results and its reliability.

David castera
Photo: Julien Delfosse / DPPI.

In the framework of the reform of the regulations with a view to the creation of a world rally raid championship, the Dakar and the International Automobile Federation launch the category T1-Ultimate (T1-U) for prototypes using low carbon energy. There is a title at stake… and the manufacturers have answered the call.

"Rally-raid, the discipline par excellence of lovers of great natural spaces, takes a very important step this year related to the energy transition through the implementation of the first phase of the Dakar Future plan", explained David castera, director of the emblematic event.

“The manufacturers will demonstrate on the ground their willingness to face the challenge of extreme resistance by betting on new engines that could become those of the cars of tomorrow. The Dakar is also a daring universe that allows the world to move forward ”, He added.

The development of the Dakar Future will be gradual with different stages that must be fulfilled in the coming years with an eye on the 2030, when all categories have low-carbon vehicles.

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