Extreme E brings electric racing to some of the most remote corners of the planet to highlight climate change challenges.
Extreme E’s five-race global voyage, spanning four continents, will highlight the impact of climate change and human activity on some of the world’s most remote locations while promoting sustainability and the adoption of electric vehicles to help protect the planet.
Extreme E’s revolutionary battery-electric, 400kw (550hp), 1650-kilogram, 2.3-metre wide ODYSSEY 21 E-SUV is bespoke from the ground up. Capable of firing from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds, at gradients of up to 130 percent. It’s unlike anything else out there.
The Drivers’ Programme is designed to promote professional drivers and assist teams and prospective entries. Series organisers will recommend prospective competitors from its Drivers’ Programme to teams, however, if teams prefer, they will have the autonomy to select their own drivers from outside the pool.
Rosberg X Racing exists to drive awareness, educate and help tackle climate change.
Rosberg X Racing is an extension of Nico Rosberg’s work and passion for sustainable technology and future solutions.
The team has a commitment to educating global populations on proactive and reactive measures to stop and reverse the climate emergency, and leave a lasting legacy that drives localised change in the locations Extreme E visits.
Disruptive technologies further develop and thrive when put to the test in motorsport - this is a key feature of Extreme E and a leading factor in Rosberg Racing’s existence. We are a progressive team with sustainability and diversity at the heart of everything we do. Rosberg X Racing is a supporter of competition as a means to drive the development of sustainable technologies that filter through to everyday life.
Now is the age of collaboration. Rosberg X Racing is committed to working together with the Extreme E family today to help shape a better tomorrow. Rosberg X Racing will continue to evaluate, test and champion emerging technologies that improve sustainability and reduce society’s impact on planet earth.
Since retiring from F1 Nico Rosberg has dedicated his career to sustainable technologies. RXR enables him to combine these endeavours with his passion for racing.
Rosberg X Racing will make its bow in 2021, competing in the revolutionary new off-road racing series which
will see 550-horsepower, electric SUVs competing in extremely remote environments around the world in order to draw attention to the increasing effects of climate change.
Led by 2016 Formula One World Champion and sustainability entrepreneur Nico Rosberg, the team is an evolution of Team Rosberg, founded in 1994 by Nico’s father and 1982 F1 World Champion, Keke Rosberg. RXR builds on the team’s success in the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) as well as Nico’s post-F1 career as an entrepreneur in the field of sustainable mobility.
The team is based in Neustadt, Germany and has successfully competed in various racing series, including Formula BMW, Formula 3 and the German Touring Masters Championship (DTM). Since its inception, Team Rosberg has claimed a total of 38 DTM victories as well as two driver and team championship titles. Nico Rosberg will oversee the development of RXR in Extreme E as the team's Founder and CEO, while Kimmo Liimatainen takes on the role of Team Principal.
Our commitment extends to projects with high-level institutions and initiatives that generate measurable social and environmental impact in the remote locations which Extreme E is set to visit.
A key factor in RXR’s entry into Extreme E is the series’ commitment to educate and inspire its audience to take action in the fight against climate change both internationally and locally across the five-race calendar which spans four continents.
The team's commitment extends to off-track activities and projects with high-level institutions and initiatives that generate measurable social and environmental impact in the remote locations which Extreme E is set to visit.
One of the first projects that the team will support in its opening season is an initiative by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, which works with rural communities in Senegal to monitor available water resources and the status of vegetation.