In a move towards continued environmental advocacy and thrilling off-road racing, the organizers of Extreme E have officially released the schedule for the highly anticipated 2024 season of the all-electric SUV off-road racing series. Founded with a mission to raise awareness about climate change and human impacts on remote, environmentally sensitive areas, Extreme E promotes the use of electric vehicles (EVs) to support global conservation efforts.
For the fourth consecutive year, the global tour of the series is set to kick off in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, emphasizing the continued partnership and commitment of the Kingdom to this groundbreaking racing spectacle. The first two rounds of the season are scheduled to unfold on February 17th and 18th, 2024, at a new location near the vibrant city of Jeddah.
Following the kick-off in Saudi Arabia, the series will make its way to Europe for the third and fourth rounds on July 13th and 14th. The hosting location for these European rounds will be disclosed at a later date, heightening anticipation among fans and participants alike.
Sardinia, Italy, has been earmarked as the next destination for the 2024 season, solidifying its pivotal role in the Extreme E calendar since the series' inception in 2021. The picturesque Italian island is set to host four rounds of the season, with the fifth and sixth rounds taking place on September 14th and 15th, followed by the seventh and eighth rounds on September 21st and 22nd.
The electrifying fourth season of the Extreme E series will draw to a thrilling conclusion in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, marking the first-ever championship rounds to be held in the United States. The ninth and tenth rounds are scheduled for November 23rd and 24th, bringing the series to a fitting close in a new and dynamic location.
Founder and CEO of Extreme E, Alejandro Agag, expressed enthusiasm about the upcoming season, stating, "We are delighted to unveil the schedule for the fourth season of Extreme E, aiming to build on the success achieved in the past three years and promising our audience a strong season this year. We are excited to come back to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the opening rounds of the new season. The Kingdom has always been a magnificent backdrop for us throughout the years, and we expect the same great experience when we return in February to a fantastic new location near Jeddah."
With its unique blend of high-octane racing and a commitment to environmental consciousness, the Extreme E 2024 season promises to captivate audiences worldwide while driving home the message of sustainability and responsibility in motorsports. As the series expands its global footprint, fans can anticipate an exhilarating showcase of cutting-edge electric off-road racing against the stunning backdrops of diverse landscapes across the world.