July 14, 2024

Byrdr Automotive

Car and Comfort

Fisker to join Extreme E off-road electric SUV racing series

EV producer Fisker has committed to Severe E, the business confirmed Monday, and is in “innovative talks” to develop into a series companion and perhaps area a factory staff.

The Severe E series is the brain little one of Method E mastermind Alejandro Agag. It will aspect function-built 4x4s EVs racing in remote, spectator-totally free venues with protection supplied by drones. The series will stop by remote areas of Nepal and Saudi Arabia, among other locales, and teams will be transported from 1 leg to the subsequent via ship. Severe E is refitting a seven,716-ton former Royal Mail Ship, the RMS St. Helena, to serve as transportation and floating paddock. There will be 5 races in the 2021 period — if all goes to system.

The series’ remote nature will make it much less obtainable to lovers, but the alternative of these locales was supposed to spotlight “[…] the affect of climate alter and human interference in some of the world’s most remote areas and promotes the adoption of electric vehicles to help protect the surroundings and secure the earth,” the series announcement explained. 

“Alejandro brought electrical vehicle racing into the mainstream with Method E and I completely assistance his eyesight to reinvent off-highway racing at the same time as building an schooling system for the threats posed by climate alter. Severe E and Fisker Inc. are completely aligned in our mission and values,” explained CEO Henrik Fisker.

Severe E will use a spec chassis. Dubbed the Odyssey 21, it will be built by French business Spark and run by batteries created by the Williams Method 1 staff. Spark suggests the Odyssey 21 can do -sixty two mph in four.5 seconds and with a variety of 200km in non-racing situations. The major pace is all around two hundred kph (or somewhere around a hundred and twenty mph).

When the chassis and battery pack will be supplied, producer teams will be tasked with producing their own electrical motor and inverter. They will also have leeway in developing specified entire body panels, allowing them to make the Odyssey 21 seem additional like their own creation models.