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Gaussin to Participate in the Dakar Rally with Hydrogen Vehicles

By January 16, 2021 4   min read  (691 words)

January 16, 2021 |

Gaussin to Participate in the Dakar Rally with Hydrogen Trucks
  • Partner of the Rebellion team in 2021, the Group will participate in the world premiere with a 100% hydrogen GAUSSIN truck in the 2022-2024 editions of the rally raid

GAUSSIN (EURONEXT GROWTH: ALGAU – FR0013495298) , leader in clean and intelligent freight transport, announces its participation in the biggest rally raid in the world, the Dakar, as a partner of the Swiss Rebellion team for the 2021 edition and then in as a participant in the race under the GAUSSIN banner from the 2022 edition.

GAUSSIN’s support in January 2021 to the Swiss Rebellion team, which is equipped with two cars and an assistance truck, will enable the Group to prepare for Dakar 2022 and to familiarize itself with the race environment through observer status

From the 2022 edition, and until 2024 at least, GAUSSIN will be the 1 st team in the world Trucks with 100% hydrogen to compete at the famous rally. The Group will participate with its own hydrogen vehicles, specially designed for the event. GAUSSIN will call on a team of experienced pilots for the occasion. This world first aims to establish the record for autonomy in the category of hydrogen trucks, but also to demonstrate the reliability and safety of GAUSSIN technology, one of the pioneers in this field.

Bringing together unparalleled technological know-how to serve performance

Gaussin approaches this challenge with an open mind in order to bring together the best skills and unparalleled technological know-how. The preparation for the event will thus be accompanied by new technological partnerships with major players in the hydrogen sector.

A showcase of GAUSSIN’s performance in clean vehicles

Launched in 1978 and long known as the Paris-Dakar, the Dakar is the most famous rally-raid in the world. Organized from the start and until 2008 in Africa, then from 2009 to 2019 in South America, the event took place in Saudi Arabia in 2020 and will continue to cross Saudi territory until at least 2024. It enjoys considerable media coverage: broadcast by 70 television channels in 190 countries, the competition also received nearly 90 million views on social networks in 2020 – statistics that have risen sharply compared to 2019. .

While the Dakar has set itself the goal of a 100% “green” race in 2030, with stages of gradual conversion from the 2025 edition, GAUSSIN wishes to anticipate this energy transition by investing now in the competition. . The environmental cause is at the heart of GAUSSIN’s ambitions and the Dakar is a new opportunity for the Group to take part in and accelerate the energy transition in favor of low-carbon transport.

“ The Dakar is the most prestigious rally-raid event in the world with an extremely large international audience, and particular sympathy with the French. GAUSSIN also recognizes itself in the values ​​of overtaking and passionate commitment that the Dakar represents. The desire shown by its organizers to reduce the carbon footprint of the event further strengthens the attractiveness of the Dakar for GAUSSIN, which is proud to make it a new showcase for its know-how in the development of hydrogen vehicles ”, says Christophe Gaussin, CEO of the GAUSSIN group.

About GAUSSIN

GAUSSIN is an engineering company that designs, assembles and markets innovative products and services in the field of transport and logistics. Its know-how encompasses the transport of goods and people, autonomous technologies allowing driverless use of the Automotive Guided Vehicles type, and the integration of all types of batteries, particularly electric and hydrogen. With more than 50,000 vehicles throughout the world, GAUSSIN enjoys a strong reputation in four rapidly expanding markets: port and airport terminals, logistics and people mobility. The group has forged strategic partnerships with major global players in order to accelerate its commercial penetration: Siemens Logistics in the airport sector, Bolloré Ports and ST Engineering in the port sector, UPS in the logistics sector and Bluebus in passenger transport. GAUSSIN has broadened its business model with the signing of license agreements accelerating the dissemination of its technology around the world. The acquisition of METALLIANCE confirms the emergence of an international group present in all segments of intelligent and clean vehicles.

In October 2019, the Group won the “Category Leader” – “Best Energy and Environmental Sustainability” global competition for autonomous vehicle transport.

GAUSSIN has been listed on Euronext Growth in Paris since 2010 (EURONEXT GROWTH – FR0013495298).

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