WE CONTINUE THE RACE AGAINST THE CLIMATE CRISIS

We are competing in the off-road race Extreme E: 100 % electric, 50/50 split of male and female participants and ready to make a positive impact on the planet.

ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team comes second in Extreme E 2022’s debut

 

 

The ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team took second place in the inaugural race of the new Extreme E season. The team led by Carlos Sainz and Laia Sanz has achieved its best participation in Extreme E and confirms its position as one of the main candidates for the final title.

Carlos Sainz led the entire first lap of the Final, while Laia Sanz kept the ACCIONA team in the lead until the second to last corner, when she was finally overtaken by current champion team Rosberg X Racing.

The ACCIONA team thus maintains its line of progress and confirms the competitive leap expected after the experience of last year’s inaugural series.

The first race of this new Extreme E season has brought spectators closer to the direct consequences of climate change in the desert ecosystem of Neom, one of the most water-scarce areas of the planet.

A RACE FOR THE PLANET

 

We formed the ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team, led by drivers Carlos Sainz and Laia Sanz, with the aim of promoting the fight against the climate emergency. We are competing in the off-road race Extreme E: 100 % electric, 50/50 split of male and female participants and ready to make a positive impact on the planet.

The competition also promotes gender equality. The rules state that teams must have a 50/50 split of men and women, with the same number of kilometers driven by each team member.

The nine teams will use the Odyssey 21, the official 100% electric off-road SUV, with batteries powered by green hydrogen systems.

Discover the new stages of the second edition

STAGE 1: DESERT X PRIX | Neom - Saudi Arabia - 2nd PLACE: 18 Points

Neom - Saudi Arabia  

19-20 of February  

Saudi Arabia is home to the world's largest continuous sand desert, and has one of the highest levels of water stress on the planet. Off its coasts lie the coral reefs of the Red Sea, an ecosystem threatened by global warming and plastic pollution.

The Red Sea coral reefs that bathe the Saudi coast are a wonderful example of natural resilience to climate change. They are a gift, yet global warming and sea pollution threaten to damage and change them. That is why it's essential to raise public and government awareness of the need to preserve and restore these marine ecosystems.

In desert ecosystems, more water evaporates from the ground than is replenished with rainfall. Rising temperatures and water scarcity threaten the region's biodiversity.

Deserts are characterised by their extremely harsh conditions, water shortage and barren landscapes. The climate crisis demands solutions from society to protect ecosystems and curb desertification.

 

  • THE PROBLEM: Rising temperatures and more frequent periods of drought alongside deforestation, overgrazing and unsustainable use of scarce resources such as water are the main causes of desertification. According to the UN, more than 24 billion tonnes of productive land become barren every year, and water availability in some dry regions is expected to decrease by 10-30 % over the next few decades. In other words, 2.4 billion people will suffer water shortages. Meanwhile, coral reefs, like those in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia, are at risk of collapse due to rising sea temperatures and pollution from human activities. Nonetheless, this ecosystem is an example of natural resilience to climate change, and an important source of ecosystem services for humans.

 

  • SOLUTION: Alongside Extreme E, we want to raise public awareness of the consequences of desertification and the deterioration of marine ecosystems like the Red Sea's coral reefs. We will work with local and international experts on projects to preserve ecosystems affected by climate change.

STAGE 2: ISLAND X PRIX I | Sardinia - Italy

Sardinia - Italy

06-07 of July

COMING SOON 

 

 

STAGE 3: ISLAND X PRIX II | TBC

Sardinia - Italy

09-10 of July 

COMING SOON 

 

 

STAGE 4: COPPER X PRIX | Antofagasta - Chile

Antofagasta - Chile 

10-11 of September 

COMING SOON 

 

 

STAGE 5: ENERGY X PRIX | Punta del Este - Uruguay

Punta del Este - Uruguay 

26-27 of November  

COMING SOON 

 

Competing with our ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team at Extreme E: a pioneering, 50/50 gender split and sustainable off-road championship.

ACCIONA

We have a conviction: It is time to accelerate the transition to a fairer, low-carbon planet. We joined the Extreme E 100 % electric, off-road, mixed gender competition to share this conviction with the world.

EXTREME E

This is a ground-breaking 100 % electric, off-road, mixed gender competition that takes place in five locations that exemplify the ecosystems most visibly threatened by climate change. Its main purpose is environmental and social: to raise awareness on climate change and gender equality, promoting community action in the localities in which the races are held.

AS SIGNATORIES TO THE UNITED NATIONS SPORTS FOR CLIMATE ACTION FRAMEWORK

we are committed to:

  • Educating and spreading the word on climate action.

  • Reducing the impact of sport on the climate.

  • Promoting greater environmental responsibility.

  • Promoting sustainability and responsible consumption.

  • Promoting gender equality.

LEGACY

We are committed to advacing sustainable regeneration with the participation of ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team in Extreme E. In this first episode, oceanographer Carlos Duarte explains to Carlos and Laia what Extreme E is doing in Saudi Arabia to improve the environment where the #DesertXPrix takes place.

Everything you need to know to join the climate action for a better planet.

We are committed to advacing sustainable regeneration with the participation of ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team in Extreme E

Legacy initiative: In this first episode, oceanographer Carlos Duarte explains to Carlos and Laia what Extreme E is doing in Saudi Arabia to improve the environment where the #DesertXPrix takes place.

Get to know our ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team's drivers

Transport is responsible for 30 % of greenhouse gas emissions. We advocate the electrification of transport to help combat climate change, in line with the Odyssey 21: a 100 % electric all-terrain vehicle.

Odissey 21: Same car for all participants, same opportunities.

The Odyssey 21 is a one-off design, 100 % electric, off-road vehicle capable of withstanding the harsh terrain and temperature conditions.

With a 400-kW engine (the equivalent of 557 bhp), the off-road Odyssey 21 SUV is revolutionising the racing car scene. It can go from 0 to 100 Km/h in 4.5 seconds and can tackle slopes of up to 130 %.

IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS

The Odyssey 21's batteries, charged by green hydrogen systems, were designed and developed by Williams Advanced Engineering. They can produce a maximum power of 470 kW.

The exterior shell of the Odyssey 21 is made from natural flax fibre, a sustainable material that, according to the Extreme E competition, enables a 75 % reduction in the carbon footprint of the entire manufacturing process.

ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team comes second in Extreme E 2022’s debut

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ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team returns to Saudi desert to start the second Extreme E season

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The team returns to the motor racing championship that brings sustainable mobility

ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team led by Carlos Sainz and Laia Sanz returns in Extreme E’s second season

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Sainz and Sanz are once again at the helm of the ACCIONA team