Germany, 17th August 2021. Rosberg X Racing has today announced Zero Carbon Lithium™ developer Vulcan Energy as its new partner, ahead of the electric racing series’ next instalment, the Arctic X Prix.
Unveiled as RXR’s Official Partner in a multiyear deal, Vulcan Energy join the championship leading team ahead of the third race in the inaugural series of Extreme E. Vulcan have a clear synergy with the sustainability-focused racing series with the goal to become the world’s first dual lithium and renewable energy producer with net zero greenhouse emissions. Backed by a team of world-renowned experts in chemistry, engineering and geology, Vulcan plans to harness renewable geothermal energy to drive lithium production for electric vehicle batteries, without using evaporation ponds, mining or fossil fuels. The RXR team have also been certified as carbon neutral and will be collaborating with Vulcan on steps to become a climate positive team.
Vulcan branding will be added to the team's 400 KW (500 bhp) ODYSSEY 21 race car for the final three races of Season 1, as well as the race suits of RXR’s two star drivers; three-time World Rallycross champion, Johan Kristoffersson and Australian Rally Champion Molly Taylor.
The inaugural season of Extreme E continues on 28-29 August 2021 with the Arctic X Prix, held in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland in what is set to be the most visually stunning race location yet.
Commenting on the announcement, Rosberg X Racing Founder & CEO Nico Rosberg said: “We are thrilled to announce Vulcan as our new official partner. It’s exhilarating to be partnering with such an innovative and sustainability focused company like Vulcan and we look forward to collaborating for years to come with their team. We have incredible positive momentum as we look ahead to the third X Prix, and we are excited to see the ODYSSEY 21 feature our new partner’s branding in Greenland in just a few week’s time.”
Vulcan Managing Director, Dr. Francis Wedin, commented: “Extreme E has already achieved worldwide recognition as the future of motorsport - exciting, environmentally-focused and equitable – and Rosberg X Racing are leading the way. As the leader in sustainable battery metals, this is an excellent fit to raise global awareness for Vulcan’s Zero Carbon Lithium™ business. Environmentalism is in the DNA of both teams, and we also share German-Australian origins. We look forward to working with leading sustainability investor Nico Rosberg, and the wider RXR team for the seasons ahead.”