High Voltage Heads Offroad!
Just a few years ago the notion of racing electric cars seemed like a fool’s errand. Now that we are on the verge of the Evija hypercar, Jenson Button has joined Team Lotus in the Extreme E Championship. The 2009 F1 World Champion leads JBXE Racing; which is also comprised of Scandanavian Touring Car winner Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky.
Their first test will be racing for the Desert X Prize this weekend in AlUla, Saudi Arabia, and Mr. Button said: “Lotus is a great British brand that is inextricably linked to motorsport, so we are delighted to welcome Lotus Engineering to JBXE. Extreme E is a unique and exciting formula, full of “world firsts” and challenges, and to announce that a brand such as Lotus Engineering is coming on this journey with us is a proud moment for myself and the team. We are very excited about our new technical partnership and can’t wait to show what we can do in the first race this weekend.” This exciting news follows the sad cancellation of the Elise and Exige, so click the button to get yours before they are all gone.
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