When the UK’s first electric SUV race took place last weekend in Dorset, UK, it was powered by Scottish hydrogen supplied from clean power start-up PlusZero.
Supported by technical energy partner Logan Energy, the race saw PlusZero provide the green hydrogen to fuel Jurassic X Prix operators Extreme E’s fuel cell charging system for the rally’s electric SUVs.
Having only been launched earlier this year, PlusZero’s involvement in the race marks a significant achievement – and perhaps it’s a sign of what’s to come!
David Amos, founder and Managing Director of Plus Zero, said, “I am delighted that PlusZero has been able to pioneer Scottish green hydrogen at this globally significant sporting event, and hugely grateful to Extreme E and our hydrogen technology specialists Logan Energy for their determination to showcase the true potential of green hydrogen in this UK-first event.
“Formula One World Champions including Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button each have their own Extreme E teams – so to put Scottish innovation on the map by providing the zero-carbon power for these events is a huge boost to Scotland’s growing green hydrogen economy.
“Having demonstrated our zero-emissions portable power solution at the Edinburgh International Festival, COP26 and Jurassic X Prix this year, I am confident that PlusZero will play a major role in making Scotland a future world leader in green hydrogen technology. We are excited to continue our journey into 2022 with our ready-to-go solutions to decarbonising the outdoor events sector.”
Building on the success, and many others like it, the Scottish Government has ambitions for Scotland to be at the forefront of the European hydrogen sector and PlusZero aims to play a leading role in making that a reality.
Bill Ireland, CEO of Logan Energy, added, “What better way to symbolise the upcoming extinction of the fossil-fuelled combustion engine than by holding this race on the Jurassic Coast?
“We are seeing growing commitment to conserving our environment across many sectors, including the transport industry. Hydrogen offers a safe and efficient clean energy solution for any vehicle, and Scottish businesses are fast becoming world-leaders in this industry. The team at Logan Energy is working hard to help modernise the field of motorsport and align it to our shared decarbonisation goals.
“As any race driver knows, when you see green, you go for it. It’s great to see the motorsport industry join the race to net zero by choosing hydrogen.”