Ok we admit this post is not electric scooter related, and it's not micromobility related, but it is to do with electric vehicles - so we're allowing it!
In the past few days Jaguar Land Rover have announced that they will only produce electric vehicles from 2025, so we'll never get to hear the F-Type roar anymore. Ford have also announced that they will only produce electric cars for the European market from 2030. As vehicle manufacturers move towards an electric future there are more electric racing options for motor sport fans to get involved in.
Competitive racing series such as Formula E have been with us for a while with many drivers moving having moved from F1 to the series. There is soon to be a new series, Extreme E.
Extreme E is a five race global voyage, spanning four continents. It aims to highlight the impact of climate change and human activity on some of the world’s most remote locations, while also promoting sustainability and the adoption of electric vehicles to help protect the planet.
The series will race the Extreme E’s revolutionary electric SUV, ODYSSEY 21. The Odyssey 21 is a 1,650km, 2.3m wide SUV capable of 0.62 mph in 4.5 seconds at gradients of up to 130% with the power coming from a 400kw (550hp) battery.
Team owners include Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button, with Jenson also driving. Each team will have two drivers, one female and one male.
The race format will comprise of race weekends with two days of all-action, short, sharp wheel-to-wheel racing. With only one full battery charge per day per team allowed. Each race is two laps – one lap driven by the female and one lap driven by the male.
The series will be shown in Europe on Eurosport. If you'd like further details the head over to the Extreme E website