Enel Foundation to become founding scientific partner for Extreme E

Extreme E has selected Enel Foundation as its founding scientific partner

Enel Foundation, which is focused on the role of clean energy to ensure a sustainable future, is to become the founding scientific partner of Extreme E, the latest international off-roading series.

As a member and coordinator of the scientific committee, Enel Foundation will advise Extreme E on legacy programmes and co-lead the research activities carried out with the aid of world-renowned scientists across each of the ecosystems in which the series will race.

Extreme E will see electric SUVs competing in extreme environments around the world that have been damaged or affected by climate and environmental issues, in a bid to promote the adoption of electric vehicles.

Alejandro Agag, founder and chief executive officer of Extreme E, commented: “We are truly proud to welcome the Enel Foundation as a founding scientific partner to Extreme E. Enel Foundation is a hugely respected global partner which will strengthen the scientific committee with access to a wealth of research projects, leveraging on the vast knowledge of its founders and its academic and institutional partners to best-engage our global audience in our Legacy Programmes.”

Carlo Papa, managing director at Enel Foundation, added: “We are honoured to serve in the Extreme E Scientific Committee. Convergence is the name of the game in the new normal we are all facing. Science and sport together can help win the race to a sustainable future, resilient, equal and circular, powered by affordable, reliable, sustainable electricity smartly distributed to all.”

The partners have also announced their first open call for research for 2021 entitled ‘Racing to a healthier future planet’, which invites scientists to join the voyage to understanding climate change and consequences of the phenomenon, plus suggesting adaptation and mitigation pathways.

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