Fisker Inc. Set To Enter Extreme E As Manufacturer
Extreme E, the new electric off-road motor racing championship, has announced that it is in advanced talks with Fisker Inc., the creator of sustainable electric vehicles and advanced mobility solutions, on a series partnership and potential works team entrance.
Set to begin in early 2021, Extreme E will see electric SUVs go head to head in extreme locations around the world, including arctic, desert, glacier, coastal, and rainforest courses, to raise awareness for regions affected by climate change and environmental issues.
“We feel thrilled at the prospect of having Fisker Inc., a pure EV manufacturer, join Extreme E for the start of the first championship,” Extreme E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag said. “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 Fisker Ocean SUV, set for a 2022 release, is designed to be the world's "most sustainable" vehicle. It features a 250-300 mile all-electric range and more than 300 horsepower with four-wheel drive.
“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,” Fisker Inc. Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker said.