Vital EV Solutions and Kempower have teamed up to deliver charging facilities for Extreme E, the upcoming electric off-road championship.
The series will see electric SUVs competing in extreme environments around the world which have already been damaged or affected by climate and environmental issues in a bid to shine a spotlight on the climate crisis and inspire change.
The competing teams will be driving an electric SUV named the ODYSSEY 21, which will use power created by AFC Energy’s hydrogen fuel cells – a zero emission car charging solution. And this is where Kempower and Vital EV Solutions come in, as the power from the cells needs to get to the car. Extreme E’s electric SUVs will use the super reliable rapid Kempower DC mobile T800 series charger to deliver power to the cars.
What is Extreme E?
Extreme E is a radical new off-road racing series, founded by the same team behind Formula E, which will showcase electric SUVs and futuristic technologies in some of the world’s most remote and extreme environments.
This five-event global voyage will utilise its sporting platform for the purpose of promoting electrification, environment, and equality. The series goal is highlight the impact of climate change in some of the world’s most remote environments, promote the adoption of electric vehicles to pave the way for a lower carbon future, and provide a world-first gender equal motorsport platform.
Extreme E is set to start racing in March 2021 and is much more than a motorsport, it is a sport for purpose and has many ambitions in the environmental space. In every element of the organisational aspect, the series is looking to reduce its carbon footprint to be net carbon zero in its first season.
Kempower designs and manufactures DC fast charging solutions for electric vehicles. We’re a team of electric vehicle enthusiasts with a deep understanding of the charging market and a hands-on mentality. Our product development and production are based in Finland, with a majority of our materials and components sourced locally. We focus on all areas of transportation, from personal cars and commercial vehicles to mining equipment, boats and motorsports. With Kemppi Group’s 70 years’ experience in perfecting DC power supplies, we set the bar high in engineering and user-experience design. Kempower is listed in the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland. www.kempower.com