Continental debuts new tyres for extreme E electric SUV

Two new Continental tyre types, specially developed for the off-road racing series Extreme E, made their global debut last month.

The new tyres were revealed alongside the Odyssey 21 electric sports utility vehicle on which they are to tackle some of the most extreme locations across the globe. The electric SUV will be the driving force behind the new competitive racing series from 2021. Extreme E will take electric racing off road and will take place in five of the most remote environments: the Sahara Desert, the Amazon Rainforest, the Arctic, the Himalayas and Indian Ocean islands.

All Extreme E teams will use the standardised equipment, created and assembled by Spark Racing Technology, and be equipped with a battery manufactured by Williams Advanced Engineering and Continental tyres.

“The Extreme E-SUV ODYSSEY 21 is unlike anything else in motorsport,” said Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Formula E.

“The cutting-edge technology, and the tyre design that Continental has developed has resulted in a stunning car capable of the highest performance in the toughest and most varied environments on the planet. This car will showcase the ability of E-SUVs, not only to motorsports enthusiasts, but also to consumers who are looking to make their own difference to the planet by choosing an electric SUV.”

Source: Motor Trader E-Magazine (Aug 2019)

13 Aug 2019