April 15, 2024

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Fisker to join Extreme E off-road electric SUV racing series

EV maker Fisker has fully commited to Serious E, the business confirmed Monday, and is in “sophisticated talks” to turn out to be a sequence husband or wife and most likely discipline a manufacturing facility group.

The Serious E sequence is the mind boy or girl of System E mastermind Alejandro Agag. It will feature objective-developed 4x4s EVs racing in remote, spectator-no cost venues with coverage offered by drones. The sequence will go to remote regions of Nepal and Saudi Arabia, between other locales, and teams will be transported from one particular leg to the up coming by way of ship. Serious E is refitting a seven,716-ton former Royal Mail Ship, the RMS St. Helena, to serve as transportation and floating paddock. There will be 5 races in the 2021 period — if all goes to strategy.

The series’ remote character will make it considerably less accessible to followers, but the alternative of these types of locales was intended to spotlight “[…] the effect of local weather change and human interference in some of the world’s most remote locations and promotes the adoption of electrical autos to enable maintain the ecosystem and protect the world,” the sequence announcement stated. 

“Alejandro brought electrical car or truck racing into the mainstream with System E and I completely support his eyesight to reinvent off-highway racing at the exact time as producing an education system for the threats posed by local weather change. Serious E and Fisker Inc. are entirely aligned in our mission and values,” stated CEO Henrik Fisker.

Serious E will use a spec chassis. Dubbed the Odyssey 21, it will be developed by French business Spark and driven by batteries developed by the Williams System A single group. Spark claims the Odyssey 21 can do -sixty two mph in 4.5 seconds and with a selection of 200km in non-racing circumstances. The major speed is all around 200 kph (or roughly 120 mph).

While the chassis and battery pack will be offered, maker teams will be tasked with creating their have electrical motor and inverter. They will also have leeway in building specified body panels, permitting them to make the Odyssey 21 glimpse extra like their have creation versions.