Jurassic X Prix challenge at UK Army base
Racing for sustainable transportation
The championship showcases the performance of electric vehicles in order to accelerate their adoption and reduce transportation-related CO2 emissions. Enel X is the Official Smart Charging Partner in this racing series, whose central idea is that electric vehicles powered by renewable energy are key enablers of sustainable development for a zero emissions world.
Extreme E is designed to raise public awareness on environmental issues, seeking to highlight the impacts of global warming on the fragile ecosystems where the championship takes place. Extreme E is a partner to the UN’s Race to Zero campaign as well as Count Us In, which challenges its fans to take action to shrink their own carbon footprints.
The world needs to move forward when it comes to the combustion engine and many other practices, and what better way to symbolize that than with a Jurassic themed X Prix. Unless we push forward with climate and sustainability action, certain species risk becoming extinct, and that is something we simply cannot ignore any longer
Extreme E Founder and CEO
Jurassic E Prix Legacy Program
Extreme E aims to leave a lasting positive impact in each country in which it races through its Legacy Program. For example during the Enel X Island X Prix in Sardinia, the focus was on restoring seagrass meadows along the coast and forests on land after the devastating wildfires that ravaged the island.
On the Jurassic Coast, Extreme E is supporting the UK National Trust's Dorset Legacy Program to reintroduce beavers into the wetlands at the heart of the Studland’s dune system. The beavers' activity would restore hundreds of hectares of wetlands that have been in ecological decline for decades, improving water quality and restoring freshwater fen and pool habitats for other wildlife. With support from Extreme E, the National Trust will be able to implement protective measures so the beavers do not negatively impact local people, businesses or farmers, and to carry out engagement programs with local communities.
The race for sustainability continues in 2022, with a provisional calendar of legs in Saudi Arabia, Africa, Greenland or Iceland, and South America.