Symbio to provide fuel cells to Extreme H starting from 2025

Extreme H Symbio off-roading
Symbio to provide fuel cells to Extreme H starting from 2025

In a press release published on Thursday 15 February, Symbio announced that it had become an official supplier to Extreme H. The fuel cell manufacturer will therefore be supplying its technology to this new competition, which is due to be held for the first time in 2025. Extreme H will thus become the world’s first hydrogen-powered off-road racing series.

Extreme H is, actually, the hydrogen version of the Extreme E championship. The competition will involve hydrogen-powered buggies equipped with fuel cells and hydrogen tanks. As far as the Extreme H championship is concerned, Symbio will be supplying a 75 kW hydrogen fuel cell, a technology that the company unveiled at CES in Las Vegas in early 2024 (read our article). These fuel cells will be powered by green hydrogen, produced from solar-generated electricity.

A taskforce of hydrogen specialists has also been set up between Formula 1, the FIA and Extreme H. The aim is to monitor the progress and development of hydrogen technology.

Symbio, which is jointly owned by Forvia, Michelin and Stellantis, opened its gigafactory, SymphonHy, in December 2023 (read our article). At this gigafactory, which is Europe’s largest fuel cell production site, Symbio has launched mass production of its fuel cells. These fuel cells will find applications in many areas of mobility (LCVs, buses, coaches, vans, HGVs, construction equipment, etc.), as well as in competition with Extreme H.

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Article written by Logan King  and translated by Mariem Ben Tili

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Logan King

Logan King

After an unusual career (3 years in the French army followed by a 3-year degree in Applied Foreign Languages), it was my passion for environmental issues that finally caught up with me and led me to join Seiya Consulting and H2 Today in June 2022. First as an end-of-study internship, then as Marketing & Communication Manager and translator at Hydrogen Today.

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