The Dakar Rally aims to be pollution-free by 2030. In the 2022 edition (January 1st to 14th in Saudi Arabia), some of the more than 570 participants are already taking the first step.
They dare to take part in the 4,000-kilometer special stages through the desert with alternative drive concepts.
The French team Gaussin is relying on a similar concept in the truck category. On board, a hydrogen fuel cell generates the electricity for two 408 hp electric motors. However, the range is limited to around 250 kilometers, so the Gaussin H2 does not cover all stages.
Audi goes into the Dakar premiere without a single kilometer of competition practice. This is one of the reasons why the candidates for the victory probably come from the combustion engine camp.