GAUSSIN presents the world’s first hydrogen racing truck for the Dakar rally 2022 in January

HÉRICOURT, France – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –GAUSSIN (ALGAU – FR0013495298), pioneer of clean and intelligent transport of goods and people, presents the H2 RACING TRUCK ®, the most powerful 100% hydrogen and electric racing truck ever. The GAUSSIN H2 RACING TRUCK ® will participate in the World Rally Raid Championship with the 2022 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia as the first stop.

The H2 RACING TRUCK® incorporates a high-performance design to withstand extreme environments, and it is intended to demonstrate the performance and reliability of the hydrogen-electric engine developed by GAUSSIN. The data and information collected during the Dakar Rally 2022 will be used to further develop the GAUSSIN road truck range, which is scheduled for launch from 2022.

The H2 RACING TRUCK®, the first 100% hydrogen and electric racing truck.

An immediate ecological imperative

“On January 12 at NEOM, in Saudi Arabia, the Dakar organization presented its energy transition program ‘Dakar Future’, which aims to make Dakar 100% ‘green’ by 2030. The climate prospects announced by scientists are alarming indeed. First generation to feel the effects of climate change and last generation to act By entering the first 100% hydrogen and electric truck on the Dakar, GAUSSIN intends to demonstrate the reliability and performance of its hydrogen road range in a difficult environment. renewable energies are available and mature and should help accelerate the energy transition.For the GAUSSIN Group and its partners, this project, which has now become a reality, represents a technological feat and the fruit of years of work and development. ‘experience in zero-mobility emissions’, said Christophe GAUSSIN, CEO of GAUSSIN.

“We are delighted that Gaussin, a pioneer and visionary company in the transport market, is participating in the Dakar Future initiative with a 100% hydrogen truck. By participating in the Dakar, Gaussin is laying the first stone of the energy transition that we want to see, and the Dakar is the ideal open-air laboratory for manufacturers ”, declared Yann Le Moenner, CEO of Amaury Sport Organization.

GAUSSIN unveils its range of zero emission road trucks designed by PININFARINA

The H2 RACING TRUCK® is the first model of the new range of zero emission, 100% hydrogen and electric road trucks from GAUSSIN which will be launched from 2022. Unlike the solutions currently available on the market, GAUSSIN’s hydrogen system has been developed for an ultra -light designed around the hydrogen and electric powertrain, based on the modular skateboard launched last April by GAUSSIN (see press release of April 27, 2021).

  • The skateboard is available in a long-distance hydrogen version with a hydrogen refueling time of less than 20 minutes for 800 km of range and in an all-electric version for short distances with a battery change time of 3 minutes for 400 km of range.
  • The design of the range has was entrusted to the emblematic Italian company PININFARINA. His team has created a whole range of spectacular and exciting trucks forming a harmonious overall family.

Creative Director of Pininfarina, Kevin Rice sums it up perfectly: “We have ensured that the design faithfully represents the values ​​and roots of the group: reliability, performance and robustness, ‘Be fast… Safer & Cleaner’. This defines the new GAUSSIN signature which is shared by all the vehicles in the range. ”

  • The zero emission road truck is available in five models: road tractor, autonomous, for distribution, construction and racing. The overall construction and design take into account the technical requirements related to hydrogen and electric motorization and the operation of fuel cells, as well as the junction with the modular skateboard and the latest technologies in terms of materials and Human Machine Interface.

“We are delighted to see the first-born truck working, thanks to the extraordinary collaboration with GAUSSIN”, affirmed Silvio Pietro Angori, CEO of Pininfarina. “We have leveraged our long experience in designing sustainable and intelligent mobility combined with our ability to create unique user experiences to shape the entire GAUSSIN range of zero emission road trucks. We are convinced that this new line of environmentally friendly, intelligent and uniquely styled trucks will write a new chapter in the history of zero emission mobility. ”

Cutting-edge technology and high performance for the most powerful truck on the market

The H2 RACING TRUCK® is the world’s most powerful hydrogen truck combining technology, power and ruggedness designed with high quality components to operate in extreme environments, including:

  • Two electric motors of 300 kW each

  • 380 kW of fuel cells

  • 82 kWh of batteries

  • 80 kg of hydrogen

  • An efficient cooling system

  • A lightweight chassis designed specifically for the performance and integration of the hydrogen electric system

  • A speed limit of 140 km / h in accordance with the regulations

  • A range of 250 km in racing conditions

  • A 20-minute recharge with a specific hydrogen cooling station

  • Recorded for the road

Operational safety and security is our motto

High quality components, the contribution of dozens of recognized experts in their field, thousands of hours of development and testing, component certification by control bodies, vehicle approval: these are the safety measures implemented in the development and design of the H2 RACING TRUCK®. For example, fuel cells have been bench tested under extreme conditions that go well beyond the usual tests carried out by manufacturers for on-road operation. Safety continues to be a priority in this project, even beyond vehicle certification.

The full range of GAUSSIN class 8 hydrogen trucks scheduled for launch in 2022

PSG footballers discover the GAUSSIN H2 RACING TRUCK® – Link to the video

Commitment to a low-carbon world, above all a human and collective challenge

A passionate team

The GAUSSIN team has achieved the feat of designing the H2 RACING TRUCK® within a year, demonstrating his extraordinary passion and creativity. Stimulated by a pioneering spirit, the team took up the technological challenges of hydrogen propulsion while forging the partnerships necessary for the success of the project, often with world leaders. In doing so, they illustrated the mission of the GAUSSIN Group to develop clean mobility technologies with the ultimate objective of a world without fossil fuels. This passion will undoubtedly be reflected in the Dakar Rally, which will take place in January 2022.

A shared climate imperative

GAUSSIN’s approach fits into a larger framework and echoes the sentiments expressed at the 26th Annual United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26) which continues this week in Scotland. In his introduction to the conference, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recalled that “the six years since the Paris Climate Agreement have been the hottest six years on record. Our dependence on fossil fuels is driving humanity straight to the abyss “.

In Saudi Arabia, where the Dakar rally will take place, important steps are also being taken. On the eve of COP26, the Saudi government has committed to carbon neutrality by 2060. For its part, the oil group Saudi Aramco has set itself the goal of reducing its net emissions to zero by 2050: “Saudi Aramco will achieve the ambition of being net zero of our operations by 2050,” Amin Nasser, CEO of Saudi Aramco, said at the Saudi Green Initiative summit.

Events to come

Dakar 2022 in Saudi Arabia: January 1-14, 2022


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 passengers, autonomous technologies allowing self-driving solutions such as guided motor vehicles, and the integration of all types of batteries, in particular electric and hydrogen fuel cells. . With more than 50,000 vehicles worldwide, GAUSSIN enjoys a strong reputation in four fast-growing markets: port terminals, airports, logistics and passenger mobility. The group has developed strategic partnerships with major global players in order to accelerate its commercial penetration: Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics in the airport sector, Bolloré Ports and ST Engineering in ports and Bluebus for passenger mobility. GAUSSIN has broadened its economic model with the signing of licensing 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 the intelligent and clean vehicle.

In October 2021, GAUSSIN won the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport.

GAUSSIN has been listed on Euronext Growth in Paris since 2010. More information on

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