Fisker Announces Entry into Extreme E
Will potentially have a works team
Extreme E, the new electric off-road motor racing championship, announced Monday that they will partner with Fisker Inc. on a series partnership and potential works team entrance.
Extreme E, which will make its debut in early 2021, is a radical new racing series that pits electric SUVs head to head in extreme locations around the world, including arctic, desert, glacier, coastal and rainforests.
ABT, Andretti United, and Chip Ganassi Racing are among the teams who have already signed up for the series.
“We feel thrilled at the prospect of having Fisker Inc., a pure EV manufacturer, join Extreme E for the start of the first championship,” said Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Extreme E. “Creating the world’s most sustainable racing series is the perfect launch platform for their new Ocean SUV, as well as providing a challenging testing environment for product durability.”
The series championship will consist of five races in 2021 and the series aims to be a race to road test bed for the EV industry.
“Alejandro brought electric vehicle racing into the mainstream with Formula E and I fully support his vision to reinvent off-road racing at the same time as creating an education platform for the threats posed by climate change,” said Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO of Fisker Inc. “Extreme E and Fisker Inc. are completely aligned in our mission and values.”
Fisker Automotive, based in Anaheim California, is best known for the Fisker Karma one of the world’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.