ACCIONA highlights sustainable mobility at Saudi Arabia's first Dakar Rally
The ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered electric vehicle, the first zero-emissions car to complete in the Dakar Rally, will be on display in Saudi Arabia at the Dakar Village in Qiddiya, Riyadh, on 17 January 2020, coinciding with the final phase of the race.
The ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered ran parallel alongside the first Dakar route ever to be held in Saudi Arabia which began on 2 January in Jeddah and ends in Qiddiya on 17 January.
ACCIONA’s eco-vehicle is one of the most-awaited attractions at the Dakar Village exhibition - a 6,000m2 leisure, conference and events area where the organization will gather the public and motoring professionals from around the world.
Ariel Jatón, driver and developer, and Eduardo Blanco, co-driver and team manager, will be in charge of sharing the history of ACCIONA's carbon neutral vehicle and explaining the company’s challenge of proving how renewable energies can be highly competitive in the most demanding environments.
Other electric and hybrid vehicles have also been invited to attend the Dakar Village show, including the Extreme E Odissey 21, Tacita’s T-Race Rally motorbike and Renault’s Truck C460 Hybrid Edition. These vehicles will contribute to raising awareness about the sustainable mobility movement that ACCIONA has pioneered and championed with the ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered over the years.
The ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered is the outcome of over five years of research and development work spearheaded by ACCIONA. The energy-efficient electric car has a 250kW synchronous electric motor, equivalent to 340 horsepower. The car is powered by six ultra-fast charging lithium battery modules and a 100W solar panel.