Lotus hops into Extreme E with Jenson Button ahead of first race weekend

The Extreme E racing sequence is filling out with a host of fascinating names, and

The Extreme E racing sequence is filling out with a host of fascinating names, and Lotus is the most recent producer to sign up for the fray. Lotus is hopping in as specialized companion to the Jenson Button Extreme E team, producing it pretty the British powerhouse.

A one photo of the rally automobile is higher than with a straightforward JBXE and Lotus livery. Observing Lotus hop into electric racing makes perception presented that it will be pushing the Evija hypercar out the doorway soon. The business suggests it will be leveraging the experience it attained in enhancement of that auto to assist it do well on the motorsports side.

“We are on the cusp of an interesting new era of electrified motorsport, and we’re delighted to support the JBXE team as Technical Husband or wife,” suggests Matt Windle, taking care of director of Lotus Autos. “The intricate technicalities of EV racing present a fascinating obstacle, and using our learnings from far more than a ten years of electrifying sports autos – most a short while ago with the Lotus Evija hypercar – we can carry useful expertise to the team.”

Jenson Button is performing as both equally the team owner and driver of the auto in the Extreme E sequence. Other noteworthy auto corporations hopping into the sequence contain GMC (a Hummer partnership), Fisker, Hispano Suiza and Cupra. Other racing outfits are also hopping on devoid of the support of key auto producers. The area has just nine teams ideal now, but the sluggish trickle carries on with promising entries. This most recent enhancement with Lotus and Jenson Button is just another feather in the series’ cap.

“Lotus is a fantastic British model that is inextricably joined to motorsport, so we are delighted to welcome Lotus Engineering to JBXE,” Button suggests. “Extreme E is a distinctive and interesting formula, complete of ‘world firsts’ and problems, and to announce that a model this sort of as Lotus Engineering is coming on this journey with us is a happy instant for myself and the team. We are incredibly thrilled about our new specialized partnership and can not hold out to show what we can do in the very first race this weekend.”

That very first race — termed the “Desert X Prix” — will take area in Saudi Arabia this weekend. It is airing on Fox Sports in the U.S. The 2nd race is approximately two months following this approaching one and will take area in Senegal.