Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag and motorsport veteran Gil de Ferran have launched a new all-electric off-road racing series. Extreme E, which will kick off in January 2021, will see electric SUVs racing off-road in five extreme environments around the globe.
The Extreme E races will take place at off-road stages in the Arctic, the Himalayas, the Sahara desert, the Amazon rainforest, and islands in the Indian Ocean. The stages will be from 6 to 10 km long, and will consist of virtual gates through which drivers must navigate.
“I’ve always been passionate about progressing electric vehicle technology and the impact that clean mobility solutions can have on the efforts to halt global climate change,” said Agag. “I strongly believe that Extreme E can help make the world more sustainable faster, and we have a dream team to make this ambition a reality.”
“This is a hugely exciting project,” said de Ferran. “Extreme E offers a unique sport, adventure and entertainment concept that has never been seen or done before. Viewers can expect a completely new way of consuming sport, with each episode telling not just the story of a race, but the wider race of awareness and the need to protect these remote and challenging environments being explored by Extreme E.”
Source: Formula E