#Extreme E

About Extreme E

Engineered for the extreme

Molly Taylor (AUS)/Johan Kristoffersson (SWE), Rosberg X Racing

Driving Electric vehicles to new heights of endurance

You place the highest demands on our tyres, and that’s why we embrace every challenge – to pursue new milestones in performance and safety. Our next journey as a Founding Partner of Extreme E is just around the corner. Join us in a race series that ventures into uncharted territory: tracks in the most inhospitable corners of the world, sustainable off-road vehicles with a powerful electric drive, and a racing series where victory is only possible through perfect coordination between vehicle and driver. 

Extreme races in the remotest corners of the world 

Think an electric car is only for commuting in the city? Think again. The latest season of Extreme E will take you to the planet's most remote and most untamed regions. With teams of professional drivers competing in extreme conditions for the ultimate prize, motorsport has never been more exhilarating.

With the momentum of the Formula E series, where global audiences grew 20% year-on-year to 396.2M in 2023, there is no better time for this kind of racing event. Extreme E brings high-performance sports utility vehicles to the harshest road conditions imaginable, where only the most fearless drivers, aided by precisely engineered technology, can succeed.

Extreme E sees 10 teams with one male and one female driver compete in 4 locations across the globe. And as a founding partner of the series, we will once again provide custom-built tyres to ensure the perfect grip, whether in South America, the Saudi Arabian desert, or the beautiful coastline of Sardinia.


Location, Location, Location to the extreme 

Absolutely integral to the Extreme E experience is the RMS St Helena, a former Royal Mail ship which transports the teams and our intrepid competitors to five different race locations around the world.

The ship has been transformed and upgraded with a multimillion pound retrofit, and doubles as an operating base and floating paddock for the global expedition; it has a state-of-the-art garage plus a central hub for operations, logistics, communications, and accommodation.

So where will the Extreme E adventure lead us, and what challenging conditions will the drivers face?


image Absolutely integral to the ExtremeE experience is the RMS ste Helena. A former Royal Mail ship which transports the teams.

17 – 18 February 2024: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Season 4 gets underway once again in Saudi Arabia after 2 seasons in the futuristic NEOM, the show moves to the coastal city of Jeddah where Extreme E competitors will face sweltering heat, arid and sandy terrain. 

NEOM, Saudi Arabia

13 - 14 July 2024: To be confirmed

Final location to be announced soon. 

Again, the importance of four-wheel drive will come into play for the electric SUVs, racing over a unique surface of sand that’s packed hard and yet nowhere near as arid as in the Saharan desert.

14 – 15 September & 21 - 22 September 2024: Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia's spectacular coastline and diverse Mediterranean terrain make it an ideal location for an Extreme E race. So much so, that the series is returning to the Italian island for the fourth time in Season 4 with 2 races in a row. But this will be no beach holiday, as competitors will know all too well by now. The drivers will have to contend with gravel, maybe even rocks and changes in elevation. Four-wheel drive will be essential to help cars deal with slippage on the shifting surface. 

Sardinia, Italy

16 - 17 September 2023. Amazon or USA

The toughest tyre ever made

An extreme race requires extreme tyres

Extreme E is the most extreme racing series the world has ever seen. A new race, held under such unique and challenging conditions, required a new kind of tyre. 

An extreme race requires extreme tyres: Continental tyres!

As an Extreme E Founding Partner, we’re doing our bit to ensure all competitors have the best possible equipment to deal with whatever trials they face. We carefully examined the requirements of the race series and built an ultra-high-performance tyre which specifically addresses the needs of the competing teams.

The performance optimised tyres are not just built for extreme conditions, but also for the unique requirements of the competing pure electric SUVs.

Scorching heat or blistering cold; muddy, sandy or icy – no matter how extreme the conditions, the drivers and their vehicles need a reliable tyre that provides grip, traction and excellent performance at every stage of the race. Our CrossContact LX, the basis of the tyre developed for Extreme E, is a well-balanced all-season touring tyre with a specially designed tread to enhance traction and stability on practically any surface.

In 2023, we made our CrossContact tyre even more sustainable in support of Extreme E's mission of fostering environmental consciousness. Not only is the CrossContact tyre now made up of 43% recycled materials, it is also lighter than ever before - providing drivers with improved precision and handling. The CrossContact is ready for a new exciting season in 2024!


Rally driving has never been so electric

Extremely electric - electric SUVs for extreme races

All Extreme E participants use the same set of standardised equipment. That’s where motorsport manufacturer Spark Racing Technology comes into the picture; they will create, assemble and deliver a brand-new electric SUV model for the brave pioneers of the off-road racing series.

All Extreme E participants use the same set of standardised equipment: the tyres, the battery and the SUV-model.

Another critical component of the Extreme E cars will be the battery. The same company which assembled the batteries and cells for the first four seasons of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, Williams Advanced Engineering, is responsible for this essential item.

Supercharged format since season 3

Extreme E is a global racing championship that sees all-electric SUVs battle head-to-head in some of the world’s most extreme environments. Since season 3 in 2023, Extreme E is back with more action than ever with a brand-new format. 

Unlike in season 1 and 2, where each location hosted one race event over the course of the weekend, the new format includes two separate race events - one Saturday and one one Sunday, meaning double the chance to win, podiums and all-important points. 

Each day will host a complete race event, from Qualfying through to the Grand Final. A race event starts on Saturday with two rounds of Qualifying, both consisting of two heats with five cars each. The top five teams progress to teh Grand Final for a shot at reaching the podium, while the remaining five teams can still claim valuable Championship points in the Redemption Race. 

The best part of all? The format repeats on Sunday, so all teams get another chance at glory!


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