Car manufacturer Fisker Inc. is in talks to become a series partner and possible entrant in the Extreme E series which is set to launch early next year.
The new championship will be ran on remote locations around the world in Its inaugural season and is aiming to become a race to road test bed for future electric powered vehicles due to manufacturers being allowed to put new technology and innovations to extreme tests on a range of different off-road surfaces.
The series will feature five-rounds with a 50/50 female and male line-up split, with each driver using Odyssey 21 E-SUV vehicles.
The founder and CEO of Extreme E, Alejandro Agag explained why the championship is happy to see Fisker’s interest in working with 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.”
“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 Danish-American Automotive Designer Henrik Fisker, responsible for the Fisker Karma and is known for designing some of the finest Aston Martin cars, added about how the two parties are set to work together: “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.”
The news follows the earlier announcement of experienced teams Andretti Autosport and United Autosports combining together to compete in the Extreme E series under the Andretti United Extreme E banner.