- This first Extreme E edition boasts a pioneering race format, designed to promote sustainable development and support the fight against the climate emergency, as well as gender equality, values which ACCIONA prioritizes.
The ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team is competing against eight other teams throughout five races in 2021, each located in a different ecosystem severely affected by climate change. The first X Prix was held in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia, showing the impact of desertification and drought to an audience of 18.7 million. It was followed by the Ocean X Prix, in Dakar, Senegal, which reflected the threat of rising sea levels and ocean pollution.
The championship announced a change in location for the last two races due to the impact of Covid-19. After Greenland, Extreme E will continue its tour in Sardinia, at the Island X Prix (October 23-24), where it will raise awareness of the increasingly frequent fires in the Mediterranean region.
The tournament also promotes gender equality: teams must be 50% men and 50% women, with each of the members running the same number of kilometers. In addition, Extreme E, a signatory to the United Nations Framework for Action on Sport for Climate, is committed to being a carbon-zero footprint competition.
For this Arctic X Prix, the competition will implement several environmental awareness activities, organized by a specialized scientific committee. Extreme E and its teams will promote UNICEF’s NAKUUSA program, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary supporting children’s rights in Greenland by creating youth councils that allows their voices to be heard.