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Extreme E To Visit Greenland During Arctic Race Stage
August 30, 2019
The announcement was revealed near Kangerlussuaq, West Greenland, by Founder of Extreme E Alejandro Agag and Greenland’s Minister for Industry, Energy and Research Jess Svane. Season one gets underway in 2021.
Extreme E To Visit Greenland During Arctic Race Stage

Extreme E, the new electric off-road racing series, revealed its first race location and confirmed that Greenland would host the Arctic round of the championship when season one gets underway in 2021.

The news, which will see Extreme E make history as the first-ever motorsports series to hold an event in the country, was revealed near Kangerlussuaq, West Greenland, by Founder of Extreme E Alejandro Agag and Greenland’s Minister for Industry, Energy and Research Jess Svane.

“I am incredibly excited to be bringing Extreme E’s unique electric racing format to the front line of the global climate emergency here in Greenland. I promised Extreme E would break the mold in motorsport[s] and this really proves I meant it,” Agag said.

A first of its kind in motorsports, Extreme E will see electric SUVs race head-to-head in five remote environments in a mission to use the power of sport to shine a global spotlight on the biggest climate threats facing our planet.

In addition to confirming Greenland, which is experiencing unprecedented effects of global warming, four further locations are being scouted in the Himalayas, the desert, the rainforest and an Indian Ocean Island. Issues affecting these locations include deforestation, rising sea levels, melting glacier ice, desertification, and plastic pollution.

Race organizers will ensure that thorough environmental, social and governance assessments are carried out in each location with a local third party to safeguard environmental protection, social inclusivity and fair political practices.

For more information, visit extreme-e.com.

Photo courtesy of Extreme E