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Jim Glickenhaus challenges Elon Musk to race in the Baja 1000

Jim Glickenhaus has challenged Elon Musk to race in the 2023 edition of the Baja 1000. Posted on social media, the duel invitation aims to confirm the merits of hydrogen-electric powered technologies.

“You have mentioned that hydrogen technologies is ‘mind-bogglingly stupid.’ You’ve also pointed out that the Baja 1000 would be a fantastic take a look at for your Cybertruck. We say bring it,” wrote Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus on Instagram.

Tesla boss Musk built the opinions referenced by Glickenhaus in 2019. He referred to as gasoline cells “idiot cells,” added that the technologies is “a load of rubbish,” and concluded that “achievements is simply just not achievable.” Musk turned 1 of the richest men and women in the environment by offering battery electric powered vehicles, so his stance on hydrogen is not totally stunning.

Glickenhaus evidently stands on the pro-hydrogen aspect of the business, between manufacturers like Toyota, BMW, Hyundai, and Ineos. Even though his company generally builds race vehicles driven by gasoline, he predicted that a hydrogen-electric powered variant of the Boot (pictured) could finish the 1,000-mile Baja devoid of halting to refuel, a feat that would give the group a significant time gain more than its rivals. In comparison, the major-of-the-line Cybertruck will allegedly offer you a five hundred-plus-mile variety, so it would have to have to stop and charge at the very least once to finish the race.

“We have a pleasant partnership with [sanctioning overall body] Rating Worldwide, and we would be content to enable you navigate entry and obtain a excellent place to established up charging stations for your Cybertruck,” SCG added. Glickenhaus won very first in its course two times, in 2020 and in 2019, and it defeat numerous significant-identify rivals, this sort of as Ford’s born-again Bronco.

Musk has not responded. If he accepts the problem, the Baja 1000 would become the very first major race Tesla participates in. It sounds like the hydrogen-driven Boot will compete in 2023 no matter of Tesla’s remedy.

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