Extreme E, a new racing series set for 2021, which will see electric SUVs competing in extreme environments around the world, has its third team confirmed as HWA.
The Dutch motorsport engineering specialist will join Venturi and rivals ABT Sportline for the new electrification endurance race series where teams will compete across five tough environments: the Himalayas, Arctic, Amazon Rainforest, Sahara Desert and an Indian Ocean island. All areas have been chosen as they have suffered at the hands of climate change or human interference.
Each team be delivered one of 12 ODYSSEY 21 E-SUVs in March next year. Like all other teams, HWA has the opportunity to develop its own powertrain and select areas of bodywork, such as the engine cover, front and rear bumpers, side skirt and lights in a bid to replicate everyday car models and gain a competitive advantage.
Extreme E is a spin-off from the same brain behind Formula E, Alejandro Agag, with the series looking to revolutionize motorsport and entertainment as it showcases E-SUV innovation and performance, while raising awareness of environmental pressures and inspiring action.
“Extreme E offers an entirely unique proposition in motor racing, with cutting-edge E-SUVs racing head-to-head across five of the most remote locations on the planet with a brand-new engineering challenge for teams and drivers to overcome,” said Alejandro Agag.
“The sporting offering is turning heads, and the race for the inaugural title is already shaping up nicely. I’m looking forward to seeing rivalries reignited and fresh ones formed in a ground-breaking arena.”