Extreme E: the Enel X Island X Prix takes place in Capo Teulada

The fourth round of the Odyssey 21 electric SUV series will be in Italy on 23 and 24 October in Sardinia. In addition to being a technical partner for charging cars, Enel X is also a sponsor of the Italian flag event.

Extreme E: the Enel X Island X Prix takes place in Capo Teulada

Sardinia will host the fourth round of the Extreme E championship, the penultimate event in the series for the Odyssey 21 electric SUVs will take place on October 23rd and 24th at Capo Teulada.

The location chosen for the Island X Prix is unusual: the training area of the Italian Army in the southwest of Sardinia. A territory characterized by ideal routes for an off-road competition that has been made possible thanks to Automobile Club d'Italia, Regione Sardegna, the Ministry of Defense, and the Italian Army.

Extreme E lands in Italy, home to Enel X, its official partner, and supplier of smart charging solutions at the Odyssey 21. Enel global business line is also the Title Sponsor of the Sardinian round, which for this occasion has been renamed Enel X Island X Prix. There are obviously different reasons why Alejandro Agag, creator of Formula E and promoter of Extreme E, chose Sardinia.

“Extreme E was born to raise awareness about the problems of climate change and to show the performance and advantages of low carbon vehicles,” he said. “Crisis does not affect remote locations only. It is becoming more and more evident everywhere, across North America and here in Europe, with rising temperatures, heatwaves, and wildfires."

Extreme E runs in Sardinia on 23 and 24 October

Extreme E runs in Sardinia on 23 and 24 October

Photo by: Enel X

The German driver Timo Scheider and Tiziano Siviero, Miki Biasion's former co-driver with whom he won two World Rally Championships, laid out the challenging route in Teulada. Along the seven kilometers, crews will have to overcome the harshness of a very tough terrain made of rocks, bushes, and riverbeds dried up by the heat. In short, a completely different landscape from the one faced in the previous rounds. Drivers will have the opportunity to choose different tracks, not being obliged to follow a single trajectory.

Sardinia is the latest round after the series’ debut race held in the Saudi Arabian desert in April, followed by the events in Senegal and Greenland – all wonderful sceneries that, sadly, are strongly affected by climate change.

The rainforest, the desert, and the Sardinian rocks were chosen to promote a new way of racing, characterized by new technologies that are compatible with responsible behavior and sustainable consumption.

Extreme E is an off-road electric SUV competition for brave drivers who challenge themselves on an unconventional terrain, experiencing new ways of interpreting motorsport. Not only the championship demonstrates the adaptability of electric cars to extremely hard routes, it also promotes gender equality: in each car, the crew includes a woman and a man, who drive the same vehicle alternately.

The race format is unusual too: there are no group starting grids, nor special stages with one Odyssey 21 racing at a time. Each round is spread over two days: the first includes two qualifying races, followed by two semi-finals and a final on the next day.

Points are awarded according to the qualifying times achieved by both drivers and the finishing positions in the semi-finals and final. The championship is designed to demonstrate that technology can go hand in hand with sustainable development.

After its experience as official partner of Formula E and MotoE, and as an official supplier of the ETCR, Enel X's role is strategic in the Extreme E championship, because it guarantees electric charging thanks to its JuicePump 40 Race Edition charging stations installed in the most exotic locations with extreme environmental conditions.

The commitment of Enel X in motorsport proves that technological innovation can work as a tool to lay the foundations for a new development model based on electrification, sustainability, and decarbonization.

Extreme E englobes in its championship the values that should lead us towards a zero-emission world. Enthusiasts who want to discover this new way of interpreting racing are more than welcome to Capo Teulada. And those who cannot travel will be able to follow the Sardinian appointment on Mediaset channels. Entertainment and sustainability. Together for a better future.

shares
comments
Extreme E to conclude inaugural season with UK round in Dorset
Previous article

Extreme E to conclude inaugural season with UK round in Dorset

Next article

Extreme E reveals unforgiving Island X-Prix course through military base

Extreme E reveals unforgiving Island X-Prix course through military base
Load comments
How XE's Arctic adventure gave a chilly reminder of the fixes to find Prime

How XE's Arctic adventure gave a chilly reminder of the fixes to find

Extreme E’s third round provided the very definition of extreme conditions in the Arctic Circle, and despite settling on a successful format and Andretti United taking a maiden win, there remains plenty of work to do with the spec cars that froze in action

Extreme E
Aug 30, 2021
Why McLaren’s surprise electric path can benefit everyone involved Prime

Why McLaren’s surprise electric path can benefit everyone involved

McLaren's announcement that it will enter the Extreme E series for electric SUVs next year came as something of a surprise. But it brings benefits that other championships it could seek to enter cannot, while providing a timely boost to a start-up that has had to cancel two of its South American rounds.

Extreme E
Jun 13, 2021
Why Extreme E's Senegal round hints at the series' true potential Prime

Why Extreme E's Senegal round hints at the series' true potential

Extreme E's second round on the sands of Senegal refined some the more clunky aspects of the series' debut event in Saudi Arabia. Even though its star-studded finale between Lewis Hamilton's X44 team and Rosberg X Racing proved anticlimactic, the pieces are in place for the series to only get better

Extreme E
Jun 1, 2021
How Extreme E exceeded expectations to pass its first major test Prime

How Extreme E exceeded expectations to pass its first major test

The racing may have lacked the explosive conclusion to Formula E's first race in 2014 and was not without its hiccups. But Extreme E's leap into the unknown appears to have paid off, delivering a spectacle quite unlike anything else

Extreme E
Apr 5, 2021
Extreme E: The team-by-team guide Prime

Extreme E: The team-by-team guide

The world’s newest motorsport discipline is set to go racing for the first time this weekend. Extreme E’s innovations and plans have raised some eyebrows, but it also provides an exciting list of competitors and teams for the inaugural campaign

Extreme E
Apr 2, 2021
How Extreme E’s charging solution could transform motorsport Prime

How Extreme E’s charging solution could transform motorsport

The new off-road SUV series aims to go boldly into the unknown on several fronts, but perhaps its most significant measure will involve the energy source powering its fleet of cars

Extreme E
Apr 1, 2021
How XE's star power puts Formula E under pressure Prime

How XE's star power puts Formula E under pressure

With the addition of Jenson Button's own team to join the involvement of fellow Formula 1 champions Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in Extreme E's ranks, the new electric SUV series is brimming with star power to enable it to deliver on its promise

Extreme E
Jan 29, 2021
Driving the electric beast behind XE’s off-road eco-crusade Prime

Driving the electric beast behind XE’s off-road eco-crusade

In October, Motorsport.com headed to the South of France to sample the Odyssey 21 - the titanic 550bhp machine underpinning Alejandro Agag's latest electric venture. But for such a big beast, it's a nimble machine that should provide spectacular entertainment…

Extreme E
Dec 10, 2020