In a move to continue its mission of raising awareness about climate change and human impact on remote, ecologically sensitive areas, the organizers of Extreme E have officially revealed the schedule for the highly anticipated fourth season of the all-electric SUV off-road racing series set to kick off in 2024. The series, dedicated to promoting environmental conservation through the use of electric vehicles (EVs), has become a pioneering force in the realm of sustainable motorsports.
As in the past three years, the global tour of the 2024 season will commence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, marking the fourth consecutive year for the series to launch in this dynamic region. The inaugural rounds are scheduled to take place on February 17th and 18th, 2024, at a new location near Jeddah, enhancing the spectator experience with a fresh and exciting venue.
Following the Middle Eastern leg, the series will venture into Europe for the third and fourth rounds, slated for July 13th and 14th. While the hosting location for these rounds is yet to be disclosed, anticipation is high for the selection of a backdrop that resonates with the environmental ethos of the championship.
Continuing its commitment to showcasing the diversity of natural landscapes, the Extreme E series will then make its way to the captivating island of Sardinia, Italy, for the fifth to eighth rounds of the 2024 season. This picturesque setting has been an integral part of the series since its inception in 2021, providing a visually stunning and challenging course for competitors.
The culmination of the fourth season will take place in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, with the ninth and tenth rounds scheduled for November 23rd and 24th. This marks a historic moment for the championship as it makes its debut on American soil, expanding its global footprint and reaching new audiences.
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."
As the series continues to evolve, the 2024 season of Extreme E not only promises high-octane racing but also endeavors to reinforce the crucial message of environmental stewardship and sustainability in the world of motorsports. With a diverse array of locations and a focus on the power of electric vehicles, Extreme E remains at the forefront of the drive towards a greener and more responsible future in racing.