Extreme E is a new automotive category designed to highlight the impact of climate change on some of the world’s most fragile ecosystems. Following in the footsteps of the sister category, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, Extreme E will help promote and expedite the adoption of electric vehicles to help protect the planet and reduce air pollution.
Putting 100% electric four-wheel drive cars against each other in some of the most challenging environments on the planet. Alejandro Agag, the founder of the category, asserts that “Extreme E’s combination of high-level sports competition and ultra-demanding environments will also prove to be a significant research and development platform for manufacturers, driving further advances in sustainable mobility.”
From the beginning, teams will be able to test and develop their powertrain and select body areas such as the engine cover, front and rear bumpers, side skirts, and lights to reflect the road car models of the vehicle — day by day.
“Our challenge was to make a car that could cope with all the variations in surface and terrain that will come your way, which will include gravel, rock, mud, ice, snow, water, and sand as well,” said Theophile Gouzin, the chief technical officer from Spark Racing Technology.
With planned races in glacial, wet, arctic, mountainous, and desert ecosystems, Extreme E will put teams, drivers and cars to ride in some of the world’s most challenging but fragile environments: “Whether in the Arctic, the Himalayas, the Amazon, the Sahara or the Indian Ocean Islands, this car will showcase the capacity of E-SUVs, not just for motoring fans, but also for consumers who hope to make a difference. To the planet by choosing an electric SUV, “added Agag.