Our President, Chris Voorhees, met with Autoweek writer Jim Motavalli to talk about First Mode’s agreement to work with Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG). Together, we’ll develop a zero-emission hydrogen truck to race the November 2022 Baja 1000, one of the world’s most challenging endurance races.

Here are some of our favorite quotes and excerpts from the May 21, 2021 story:

SCG’s target is the November 2022 Baja, and that means the fast track on a full-scale engineering collaboration to produce a custom racer chassis with First Mode’s integration of a yet-to-be-determined fuel cell with a tank and fueling system.

“The hydrogen contender will be ‘like a pickup version of the Boot.’ So far it’s a drawing, and a fuel-cell supplier has to be selected for the integration work to begin. A lot of extremely challenging work lies ahead. But that’s why we decided to work with First Mode.” – Jesse Glickenhaus

“We have to develop a pit strategy, determining how much energy to store on board versus the penalty of refueling, but we think we can run the Baja and be competitive.” – Chris Voorhees

“We develop technology projects that span the confluence of three areas—extreme environments, mobility platforms, and the adoption of clean power and energy. We work on space systems, mining and metals, and industrial decarbonization—not low-hanging-fruit applications. ” – Chris Voorhees

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