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Extreme E: A race to save the planet

A set of 10 teams from Asia, Europe and North America. An all-star line-up of 20 drivers from all motorsport disciplines. SUVs using 550 horsepower to go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and attain a top speed of 125 mph on even the roughest of terrain. A five-event rallying series taking in a range of international locations.

It might not sound like the ideal formula to tackle climate change. But when businessman and former politician Alejandro Agag sat down with veteran driver Gil de Ferran in late 2018 and came up with the idea of Extreme E, it’s the exact formula that the pair envisioned.

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