El Prince William had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a ODYSSEY 21, the prototype that uses the electrical category Extreme E. The test, which took place on the Scottish circuit of Knockhill, also allowed him to learn about the technology he uses and the principles of the series, which raises awareness about climate change and promotes equality.
The queen's grandson Isabel II was received by Alexander Agag, the CEO and founder of Extreme E; Y Adam bondCEO AFC Energy, which developed the hydrogen fuel cell that the category uses to charge its fleet using zero-emission energy. They were also present George Imafidon, junior team engineer X44 de Lewis Hamilton, and the pilot Catie munnings, competing in the team Andretti United.
“It has been a great honor for Extreme E to host Prince William at Knockhill. It was a fantastic opportunity to show you how we are working towards the same shared goals around a lower carbon future for our planet. "Agag explained.
“I think he really enjoyed his experience behind the wheel of the ODYSSEY 21, under Catie's expert instruction. Maybe a guest appearance at an Extreme E event will attract him in the future. ", Agregó.
AFC Energy's fuel cell innovation, one of the technologies used by Extreme E with the goal of making the motorsport championship the most sustainable possible, fits in with the spirit of The Earthshot Prize, a global environmental award founded by Prince William in October 2020, which aims to discover and scale the best solutions to help repair our planet in the next 10 years.
“It was a real pleasure to host one of the world's leading climate ambassadors, His Royal Highness Prince William, to demonstrate first-hand the role that hydrogen and fuel cells can play in supporting Net's aspirations. Zero of the world ”, Bond pointed out.
“The environment is a key pillar for our sustainable future and, to this end, it was a privilege to show how AFC Energy and Extreme E are partnering to offer not only a non-grid dependent charging solution, for the first time in the world. , for the series, but more importantly, how this series is rapidly setting a new standard for the entire industry in its transition away from diesel generation. "he admitted.
The Extreme E will play this weekend on Ocean X-Prix, the second round of its inaugural season. It will take place in the Pink lake de Dakar Rally, in Senegal.