Extreme-E coming to Greenland

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Extreme-E coming to Greenland

EVENTS 17. APR. 2021

Extreme-E visits Greenland in August 2021 during its inaugural campaign to race close to the retreating Russell Glacier in Kangerlussuaq to raise awareness of the rate at which ice is melting at the poles.

Extreme-E series will be the first motorsport series ever to take place in the country after the first two events in Saudi Arabia and Senegal.

The Extreme-E series

The Extreme-E ia an all-electric racing, launched by motorsport legend Gil de Ferran and entrepreneur Alejandro Agag to raise world wide awareness of the specific issues each environment faces, such as melting ice caps, deforestation, desertification, retreating mountain glaciers, plastic pollution and rising sea levels.

Extreme E Calendar 2021

1. Desert X-Prix - 3/4 April 2021 - Wadi Rum, AlUla, Saudi Arabia
2. Ocean X-Prix - 29/30 May 2021 - Lac Rose, Dakar, Senegal
3. Artic X-Prix - 28/29 August 2021 - Kangerlussauq, Greenland
4. Amazon X-Prix - 23/24 October 2021 - Santarem, Para, Brazil
5. Glacier X-Prix - 11/12 December 2021 - Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

The race

Extreme E is an off-road racing championship for all-electric SUVs that will hold rounds in locations hurt most by climate change to promote environmental repair and protection.

An Extreme E race weekend consists of four rounds with two time trials and four races.

Five rounds are planned for this first year and the format of these most closely resembles that used by World Rallycross. Over two days, the teams will compete in a brace of qualifying heats to progress into the semi-finals and a final. On-track position, rather than times, will declare the winner. Each heat will consist of two laps, one driven by the teams’ female driver, the other by the male, thanks to a mid-race pitstop.

Four cars will contest each race, roughly 10 miles in length, and will start the first qualifying heat from a position drawn through a lottery. The heat winner will earn three points (two for second, one for third, nothing for fourth place) to progress to the next round.


Two sessions held on Saturday: Qualifying Round 1 and Qualifying Round 2.

X Prix Qualifying consists of two rounds of time trials, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The team starting order is decided by a lottery draw. All time trials feature two laps with the incorporated driver ‘Switch’ feature.

The top three point scorers after Saturday’s time trials qualify for the Semi-Final. The fourth, fifth and sixth place qualifiers will progress to the Crazy Race while the bottom three teams will compete in the Shoot Out. 


Four races held on Sunday: The Shoot Out, the Crazy Race, the Semi Final and the Final.

Three cars will battle it out in each race. 

First and second place teams from the Semi-Final and the winner of the Crazy Race will progress to the Final.

Starting position for Final will be decided by fans through the GridPlay voting system.

The car

The Spark Odyssey 21 an all-electric SUV manufactured by Spark Racing Technology, the constructors of the Formula E cars. The Spark Odysse 21 was unveiled as the series' competition vehicle at Goodwood Festival of Speed on 5 July 2019. The battery pack is produced by Williams Advanced Engineering.

The car is fitted with a niobium-reinforced steel alloy tubular frame, as well as crash structure and roll cage. It weighs 1,650 kg (3,640 lb), and is capable of 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, with 400 kW (540 hp) of power


Fact box

Created by the founder of Formula E (Formula One’s electric counterpart) Extreme E is a new off-road racing series. Nine teams are signed up for the season and all will run one of the standadised Odysse 21 E-SUVs. Every team is committed to have a male and female driver.


F1 legends like Nico Rosberg; Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton have already joined the Extreme-E series to create their own teams,

ABT Cupra XE


German tuning and motorsport company ABT has enjoyed multiple championship successes across disciplines at the very highest levels of motorsport over five decades.

ACCIONA - Sainz XE Team


ACCIONA – which in 2017 led the first team to complete the Dakar Rally with a 100% electric vehicle – announces its return to motorsport.

Andretti United Extreme E


Andretti United Extreme E is made up of two powerhouses of motorsport – Andretti Autosport and United Autosports.

Hispano Suiza Xite Energy Team


One hundred years after its first racing victory, HISPANO SUIZA returns to motorsport with the Hispano Suiza Xite Energy Team.



JBXE, founded by Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, makes its debut into the world of electric off-road racing.

Rosberg X Racing


Led by 2016 Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg, the team is an evolution of Team Rosberg, founded in 1994 by Nico’s father and 1982 F1 World Champion, Keke Rosberg

SEGI TV Chip Ganassi Racing


Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 30 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world.

Veloce Racing


Veloce Racing focusses on disruptive areas of the sports and entertainment industries – specifically, esports and sustainable, EV motorsport.



X44, formed by seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, will make its racing debut in Extreme E.

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