Power Electronics will sponsor ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team with Carlos Sainz and Laia Sanz in the first edition of the Extreme E, the competition of electric off-road vehicles competing in 5 remote locations affected by climate change, to raise global awareness of this problem.
With this sponsorship, Power Electronics ratifies its commitment to sustainability and joins this initiative that integrates the climate fight with sustainable mobility, putting the focus on the most damaged landscapes in the world: Al-Ula, in Saudi Arabia; Lac Rose, in Senegal; Kangerlussuaq, in Greenland; Pará, in Brazil and Tierra del Fuego, in Argentina.
The competition will take place in these five places and the calendar will start in April in Saudi Arabia and conclude in Argentinian Patagonia in December. It becomes a scenario where electric mobility, the fight for climate change, and gender equality will be the protagonists.
Another of the key points of the project is the commitment to mixed teams, a historic milestone in the engine world in which men and women will fight for the same goal alternating the driver.
David Salvo, CEO of Power Electronics, highlights that it is “a huge satisfaction for us to be sponsors of a mixed team that bets on the transition to the electric vehicle, a necessary transition and that is no turning back”. Salvo also points out the connection of both parts: “Power Electronics bets on innovation in the electric vehicle with the development of charging infrastructure for all types of vehicles, characteristic that is the essence of the Extreme E”.
Power Electronics and Acciona | Sainz XE Team sealed the sponsorship agreement with an event at the Power Electronics Campus in Lliria, where Carlos Sainz outline the importance of the advancement of electrical technology:
“Our team is proud to have a sponsor like Power Electronics for their role in electric mobility. This support will help us to lead the process of technological development and social change that the electric car needs. We look forward to celebrating together the success of the Extreme E as well as the environmental success”.