Kermit and H2

The Extreme E Series was to promote sustainability by racing electric SUVs in remote areas affected by climate change.

Founder Alejandro Agag announced the shift to green hydrogen technology, moving the focus to more accessible locations like Europe and the U.S.

Welcome to Extreme H.

The first hydrogen-powered racing car, Pioneer 25, was unveiled aboard the St. Helena vessel in London.

The Pioneer 25 uses a 75-kW hydrogen fuel cell, achieving 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds.

The 2025 season will start in Saudi Arabia in April.

Britain, Germany, Italy, and the U.S. will host races.

Formula One champions Jenson Button, Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, and NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson are involved.

  • Top Speed: 200 km/h (124 mph)
  • Power Output: 400 kW (550 bhp)
  • Weight: 2200 kg
  • Dimensions: 6m length, 1.9m width, 2.4m height.
  • Features front and rear eMotors, each producing 200 kW.

Green hydrogen produced through solar and water electrolysis highlights sustainability in motorsport.

The Pioneer 25’s first public test will be in July 2024 at the Hydro X Prix in Scotland.

The inaugural season of Extreme H will kick off in 2025.

Key partners include Vodafone Business, Siemens, Symbio, and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (Surprise, surprise!).

The PIF bought a £400million stake in the McLaren F1 team in 2021 but sold it to Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund two years later.

Premier League club Newcastle United and the LIV Golf Series are owned by PIF.

In addition to football and golf, Saudi Arabia has invested in boxing, and it is associated with Formula One, snooker, and horse racing.

However, the Extreme H hydrogen race series aims to emphasise its commitment to green technology and sustainability in motorsport.

Finally, a race series where the only thing more explosive than the competition is the hydrogen.

‘Racing so green, even Kermit the Frog would approve’

Saudi Arabia