An Extreme race requires Extreme tyres
Extreme E is the most extreme racing series the world has ever seen. Scorching heat or blistering cold; muddy, sandy or icy – no matter how extreme the conditions, the contestants and their vehicles need a reliable tyre that provides grip, traction and excellent performance at every stage of the race. The optimised tyres are not just built for extreme conditions, but also for the unique requirements of the competing pure electric SUVs. These electric SUVs are much heavier than usual and they require an extra kick when it starts and accelerates which means extra special tyres are imperative.
Our Extreme E drivers know that they can rely on the performance output of the new CrossContact™, which will be as strong as it was last season. Its size, tread design and contour remain unchanged, meaning our new tyres still meet the unique requirements of the competing pure electric SUVs and have retained their ability to conquer the most unreal and diverse surfaces.
Their story, however, is a different one. Key word: Reusable. With ContiRe.Tex, carcass material made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and new silica material made from rice husk, sustainable materials make up 32.7% of the Extreme E tyre.
While the teams steer their way through the natural obstacle courses that are the racetracks, Extreme E takes on its own climatic and ecological challenges. Just as in Season 1, the competition locations will cast the spotlight on regions facing challenges such as increasing desert landscapes or declining biodiversity.
With all-electric SUVs at the heart of the action, the competition promotes sustainability at every turn. And when it comes to sustainability, our new CrossContact™ ensures that no corners are cut. As a tyre durable enough to withstand the twists and turns of the Extreme E terrains, built and transported with reusable materials to support the competition’s legacy, our new design ticks all the boxes.