Extreme E, the all electric SUV racing series announced on Monday that Team Techeetah, the defending ABB Formula E season seven champions will join the series ahead of their inaugural season in 2021.
Team Techeetah replace Venturi on the entry list who have decided to concentrate their resources and efforts on the ABB FIA Formula E championship.
Speaking about the announcement, Extreme E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag said:
TECHEETAH has achieved unrivalled success in recent seasons in Formula E so it is fantastic to be able to welcome them into our Extreme E family.
“Extreme E offers an entirely unique proposition in motor racing, with cutting-edge E-SUVs racing head-to-head across five of the most remote locations on the planet with a brand-new engineering challenge for teams and drivers to overcome.
“The sporting offering is turning heads, and the race for the inaugural title is already shaping up nicely. I’m looking forward to seeing rivalries reignited and fresh ones formed in a ground-breaking arena.”
Edmund Chu, President of Team Techeetah commented on the news saying:
We are motivated by the challenge that Extreme E poses and are excited by the car, the race locations, and the race format.
“At TECHEETAH we are passionate about getting the most out of emerging technologies to boost racing performance and look forward to bringing this energy to Extreme E. We love the focus on green issues and the opportunity to engage a young audience in a series that mixes racing, care for the environment and travel and adventure.”