Extreme E founder and CEO Alejandro Agag says that he wants the series to be independent of big car manufacturers so that it is sustainable for private teams. Speaking during a pre-event media conference the Spaniard who vision of an all-electric SUV racing series comes to fruition this weekend in Saudi Arabia said that he is happy to have Cupra, who are part of SEAT and in turn owned by the Volkswagen Group and the addition of Lotus.

Agag said that it is possible that Lotus may enter the series a full manufacturer but that they have not discussed it yet. The series are also delighted to have GM involved in the series through their Hummer brand in partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing.

Agag said that he believes that Chip Ganassi Racing could be the ones to watch this weekend despite a mechanic issue during this mornings shakedown.

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