The series is planned to start in 2021.
At this year's Festival of Speed, in addition to many sports cars and setting records, visitors and spectators also witnessed the birth of two new racing shows. Well, one of them actually had nothing in common with automobiles, because it's about octacopter races. On the contrary, the second series is a little more grounded. We are talking about Extreme E Electric SUV, one of the initiators of which is the Continental Automotive Tyre manufacturer.
This series will thus serve two other purposes besides racing: to promote electric sports trucks and to promote new tyres brought to Goodwood by Continental along with the cars used by the contestants in that series. They are intended precisely for use in electric sports SUVs and are capable of defying the most demanding conditions in the world, both in the Sahara and Antarctica, for example.
“The Extreme E-SUV ODYSSEY 21 is unlike anything else in motorsport. The cutting-edge technology, and the tyre design that Continental has developed has resulted in a stunning car capable of the highest performance in the toughest and most varied environments on the planet. Whether it’s in the Arctic, Himalayas, Amazon, Sahara or on Indian Ocean Islands, this car will showcase the ability of E-SUVs, not only to motorsports enthusiasts, but also to consumers who are looking to make their own difference to the planet by choosing an electric SUV,” says Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Formula E.
Well, even though the real car of the future series was presented in Goodwood, we're still gonna have to wait for its actual start. The first race is supposed to take place in 2021, however where it was supposed to run, or where the entire calendar is being run it is not yet known. Things are looking great for series though and it is expected that it could, comparing the popularity approach the Formula E, which has become a recognisable and respected racing series from five years ago to now.