Racing with a fully electric racecar during the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2023? That is something InMotion and sponsor Omexom want to achieve together!
This week InMotion and Omexom signed the sponsor contract to seal this ambition together.
Laura Kemper – InMotion says: “Fast charging is too slow, it takes 40 to 100 times as long as refueling with fossil fuels. That is nowhere near as fast as refueling a petrol car. We believe that is the main reason why people are still hesitant to buy or drive electric vehicles.“
InMotion is developing a technique that would make charging as fast as refueling a petrol car. InMotion calls this technique ‘Electric Refueling’.
Laura Kemper indicates: “No more ‘let’s grab a coffee while your car is charging’ when you don’t feel like it. No more ‘we should stop anyway and rest a bit’. No more waiting around because you have to. Just refuel your electric car, in an instance, and you are ready to go.”
InMotion believes innovations will become successful the quickest in a challenging environment with demanding conditions. InMotion will display the possibilities of Electric Refueling during one of the most extreme racing conditions known to date. As the first contestant with a fully electric endurance racecar, they will participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2023.
“This is a tough challenge with complex technology that should not be underestimated. That is why we are very pleased that Omexom will help us on the road to successfully completing this challenge as our new platinum sponsor.” Laura Kemper says.
Paul van Schijndel, Omexom business unit manager: “Omexom supports InMotion, a team of 50 motivated students from the Eindhoven University of Technology and Fontys University of Applied Sciences because they work passionately on innovative solutions to the energy transition that will contribute to a sustainable future for everyone. And that fits the vision of Omexom perfectly.”