This will be the Dakar of the future

The competition wants a green future and for that it will create an electric and hybrid category in 2022 and will change the logistics of the bivouac.


With the entire automotive industry, including some major competitions, building its way to a greener future, a race of the significance of the Dakar in the world could not look the other way. And it won't. Even more being the natural beauty of the wild landscapes that crosses one of the main reasons of attraction that captivates its viewers. For this reason, ASO also has its plan for the future, to make a rally more sustainable with the environment and adapt to the times to come.

The 'Dakar Future' is the energy transition plan that was presented at Neom, and is loaded with ambitions that revolve around two points, the motorization of the cars and trucks participating in the test and the emissions necessary for its logistics . Regarding the first, a very defined roadmap has been set and consists of several steps: from 2022 there will be a category of 'renewable energies' with hybrid and electric vehicles, in 2026 it will be forced to comply with elite vehicles with very low emissions and in 2030 it will be like that for everyone.

In this edition, the first steps towards this are already being taken with the participation of Cyril Despres in a Peugeot powered by hydrogen, and also with the presentation of the GCK (Green Corp Konnection) project with which they want to compete in 2023 with a car electric and a hydrogen truck planned by the Gaussin Group to run in 2022. In addition, GCK has been commissioned to supply part of this year's bivouac with a solar energy system as part of a pilot project. Little by little, the Dakar will turn green.

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