BBC to stream Extreme E across 2021 and beyond

Extreme E is to be screened live across the BBC next year and beyond.

The Odyssey Extreme E Electric SUV

The new 'climate aware' racing series will see all-electric SUV cars compete in five remote locations across the world affected by climate change.

The multi-year deal means viewers can see races from the Arctic, to the Amazon - where scientists affiliated to the sport will also investigate the affects of climate change.

Race one will be broadcast live from Dakar, Senegal, 23-24 January 2021.

Ali Russell, chief marketing officer at Extreme E, said: "The UK has an insatiable appetite for world-class motor racing and a groundswell of backing for sustainable technologies - particularly pertinent given the government's plans to bring forward the transition to fully-electric motoring to 2035."

As previously reported, a number of well-known racers have signed up to the Extreme E drivers' programme, including Billy Monger and Jamie Chadwick.

Plus Formula 1 design guru Adrian Newey will be 'lead visionary' on the Veloce team - one of the 12 teams expected to take part in the series.

The series will house all the teams, scientists and equipment on the RMS St Helena ship, which will sail to each location.

Provisional Extreme E Season 1 (2021) calendar

23-24 January: Lac Rose, Dakar, Senegal

5-6 March: Al-'Ula, Saudi Arabia

14-15 May: Kali Gandaki Valley, Mustang District, Nepal

28-29 August: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

30-31 October: Santarem, Para, Brazil

The Veloce Team

Notes to Editors

About Veloce Racing
An exciting new team harnessing the core motorsport growth sectors; Electric Vehicles and Esports. Veloce Racing, spearheaded by Adrian Newey and Jean-Éric Vergne, will compete in the new, all-electric Extreme E series, starting in 2021, racing in the planet’s most environmentally threatened locations.

Through Electric SUVs racing in extreme heat, cold, altitude and humidity, Extreme E highlights the world’s environmental challenges, provides the optimum R&D platform for future automotive technology and ultimately will attract maximum awareness to drive change.

Further, leveraging a modern and relevant media platform, Extreme E will connect with the 21st century consumer through the most effective channels in order to create a compelling sporting property and narrative.

Veloce Racing, through a group of some of the most pioneering industry partners with proven success in esports – through Veloce Esports – and ground-breaking sports marketing ventures, will be one of the most relevant and exciting outfits in Extreme E.

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About Extreme E
Extreme E is a radical new racing series, which will see electric SUVs competing in extreme environments around the world which have already been damaged or affected by climate and environmental issues. The five-race global voyage highlights the impact of climate change and human interference in some of the world’s most remote locations and promotes the adoption of electric vehicles to help preserve the environment.

Another unique feature of Extreme E is its floating garage, the RMS St. Helena. The former Royal Mail cargo-passenger vessel is undergoing a modernisation and refit in order to lower its emissions. It will be used to transport the championship’s freight and infrastructure, including vehicles, to the nearest port, minimising Extreme E’s footprint as well as being used to facilitate scientific research through an on-board laboratory.

Extreme E is operated in association with Formula E – the organiser of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Extreme E is committed to sustainability and minimising environmental impact – as well as playing its part in rebuilding and restoring areas already impacted by climate change.

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