A former Royal Mail ship which has been transporting freight for an off-road occasion which sees electrical autos race in distant elements of the world has arrived in Poole.
The St Helena has clocked up greater than 19,000 nautical miles transporting Excessive E’s race freight and logistics.
The freight contains the all-electric ODYSSEY 21 race automobiles – three of that are entrants for groups based by Sir Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button – the AFC Vitality system together with photo voltaic panels and hydrogen gas cell to cost the automobiles emission free, two Zenobe second-life batteries to energy the paddock, plus all the things else required to create a race website in distant places with out occasion infrastructure.
This may now be arrange within the British Ministry of Defence Base at Bovington.
Alejandro Agag, CEO and founding father of Excessive E, mentioned: “It’s actually been a busy month however a really rewarding one. It’s exhausting to imagine that Excessive E is now getting ready for its ultimate X Prix of our inaugural season and that the St. Helena is again right here within the UK the place she departed almost a yr in the past – and what a yr it’s been!
“We’re so excited to be ending our first season in Dorset within the UK. Regardless of the unbelievable locations we’ve got visted to date this yr – Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Greenland and Sardinia – the panorama right here is equally as wonderful and there’s little doubt that it’s actually going to be difficult for the automobiles and the drivers. I can not wait!”
The automobiles and collection’ gear departed Sardinia’s port of Cagliari, Italy, earlier than making its method westwards throughout the Mediterranean Sea in the direction of the UK, guided by a pod of dolphins for a complete afternoon through the voyage.
The crew will spend the following few days unloading all the freight on board for the Jurassic X Prix which takes place on December 18 and 19.