KULR Technology Group Inc. announced that they will be the official battery safety and thermal management provider for Andretti United Extreme E within days of the inaugural race in Saudi Arabia.
As part of the collaboration, Andretti United Extreme E will build on KULR’s technical expertise in building high-performance, lightweight thermal management solutions for space exploration, including the NICER instrument on the International Space Station, the Mercury Messenger and the SHERLOC instrument on Mars.
Andretti United Extreme E’s commitment to sustainability and the all-electric racing series was a key factor in working with KULR. Extreme E is a signatory to the United Nations (UN) Sports for Climate Action Framework.
The initiative, led by the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), was born from the 2015 Paris Agreement and calls on organizations to recognize the contribution of the sports sector to climate change and their responsibility to fight for climate neutrality for a safer planet.
With 30 percent of the planet’s CO2 emissions coming from transportation, KULR’s goal is not only to develop high-performance, high-safety-rated batteries, but also to create fully sustainable battery architectures designed for reuse and recycling, which guarantees a more sustainable society for all.
“Excitement stemming from the inaugural racing season and the importance of our underlying thermal solutions makes Andretti United Extreme E ideal for KULR in terms of sharing a similar ethos,” said Keith Cochran, President and COO of KULR.
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KULR’s technology was designed with NASA to regulate extreme temperatures of sensitive components in space and was used by the Mars Perseverance Rover mission that just landed on the Red Planet last month.
“We’re excited to work with the KULR team not simply for the technical expertise but also for the shared vision in terms of sustainable energy solutions” says Roger Griffiths, Team Principal at Andretti United Extreme E.
“We anticipate a substantial exchange of technical knowledge as we work with KULR for the inaugural racing season.”
About the KULR Technology Group Inc.
KULR Technology develops, manufactures and licenses next-generation carbon fiber thermal management technologies for batteries and electronic systems.
Building on the company’s roots in developing innovative cooling solutions for NASA space missions and backed by a strong portfolio of intellectual property, KULR enables leading aerospace, electronics, energy storage, 5G infrastructure and electric vehicles make their products fresher, lighter and safer for the world.
Written by I Jhonattan González