Fisker Planning to Join Extreme E Off-Road Racing Series

Jul 27, 2020

Extreme E, the new electric off-road motor racing championship, has revealed that it is in advanced talks with electric vehicle manufacturer Fisker on a series partnership and potential works team entrance.

Extreme E, starting early 2021, is a new racing series which will see electric SUVs go head to head in extreme locations around the world, including arctic, desert, glacier, coastal and rainforest, which have already been damaged or affected by climate and environmental issues.

Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Extreme E explains: “We feel thrilled at the prospect of having Fisker, a pure EV manufacturer, join Extreme E for the start of the first championship. 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.”

Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO of Fisker added: “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. Extreme E and Fisker Inc. are completely aligned in our mission and values.”

Extreme E aims to be a race to road test bed for the EV industry, putting technology and innovation to the ultimate test in its extreme environments, in order to accelerate the development of vital future facing technology for consumers and excite a new generation of car buyers in the performance and environmental benefits of EVs, the series said.