A RACE FOR THE PLANET

ACCIONA, Carlos Sainz and QEV Technologies have joined forces to create the ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team to participate in the Extreme E, an electric all-terrain championship to be launched in March 2021.

ACCIONA, Carlos Sainz and QEV Technologies have joined forces to create the ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team to participate in the Extreme E, an electric all-terrain championship to be launched in March 2021.

Extreme E is a competition made up of nine teams, which will be held in five locations affected by climate change with the aim of increasing visibility and awareness of this problem. The settings represent one of the attractions of the project. The desert, the Arctic and the Amazon jungle will be the locations where the races will take place.

The competition promotes gender equality through an equal number of male and female participants. Our drivers, Carlos Sainz and Laia Sanz, will take turns behind the wheel of our vehicle in each race.

After the completion of each event, "Legacy" initiatives will be undertaken to make a positive impact through educational and environmental conservation programmes, as well as initiatives with local communities. To accomplish this, Extreme E has a scientific committee made up of leading academics from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, who will advise on the initiatives.

COLLABORATING FIRMS

The drivers

Laia Sanz Pla-Giribert

She is a Spanish trial, Enduro and rally-raid driver, a 13-time trial world champion and a 5-time Enduro world champion. She has also finished the Dakar Rally ten times, winning in the women's motorbike category each time. In 2015, she came in ninth overall, the best female result in history.

Carlos Sainz

With nine world rally titles he has been named the best rally driver in history. In 2010, he became the first Spaniard to win the Dakar Rally in the car category, a title that he reclaimed in 2018 and 2020. With a career spanning more than three decades in the world's motoring elite, Sainz made history by becoming the first non-Nordic driver to win the Finnish Rally. All these successes led him to be awarded the Princess of Asturias Sports Prize in 2020.

race calendar