The ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team takes on the meltic Arctic in Greenland
The ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team will compete once again this weekend, August 28-29, in the third round of Extreme E, the sustainable off-road electric championship raising awareness of the threats of climate change across five endangered ecosystems around the world.
This race, named the Arctic X Prix, is one of the most eagerly awaited events in the Extreme E series, seeking to put the spotlight on the progressive melting of glaciers as a result of global warming. The nine teams will compete in the Kangerlussuaq region (Greenland), right by the Russell Glacier, an area that decades ago was covered by permafrost.
The ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team will be starting from sixth place in the overall standings, with 36 points. After a strong debut in Saudi Arabia, where the team missed out on the final, the drivers are aiming to make up points in Greenland to recover from the second round in Senegal, where the vehicle suffered various mechanical problems.
Carlos Sainz and Laia Sanz will once again lead the ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team as drivers, at the wheel of the the race’s official 100% electric vehicle (Odyssey 21), which showcases the competitiveness of sustainable mobility, even in some of the planet’s most demanding terrains.
With this new venture into top-level motor racing, ACCIONA seeks to reinforce its commitment to the fight against climate change and the need to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy through sport.