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Formula E Team Partner QEV Commits to Extreme E

Spanish EV specialist and long-time Formula E team partner QEV Tech joins Extreme E…

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Electric motorsport specialist QEV Technologies has become the fifth company to commit to an Extreme E program, confirming its involvement on Wednesday.

The Spanish firm has a long pedigree in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, as well as a number of other forms of motorsport.

It previously carried out operations and engineering work for Mahindra Racing, and now works with NIO 333 in the top-tier electric single-seater series.

Few additional details of QEV’s Extreme E program have been released at this stage, although it has confirmed it is in talks with Pedro de la Rosa for the role of team principal.

The former Formula 1 driver spent a while working as DS Techeetah’s technical and sporting manager, overseeing Jean-Eric Vergne’s two drivers’ titles and the Franco-Chinese squad’s first teams’ title last season.

In addition to its experience in Formula E, QEV has also worked with a number of companies on electric road cars, including Spanish hypercar brand Hispano Suiza.

QEV’s CEO Miguel Valldecabres said: “We are very excited about this championship. Through this incredible challenge, we are sure we will be able to innovate and create technology that will once again be applied from race to road.

“QEV Tech has a track record of success across a huge variety of racing events. We have a winning team in every way!

“The path is really ambitious, and we are looking forward to kick-off.”

QEV becomes Extreme E’s fifth team, following on from ABT Sportsline, HWA Racelab, Venturi and Veloce Racing.

The series will kick off in January 2021 for the first of five races in some of the world’s harshest environments.

“QEV knows exactly what is takes to compete at the top in electric motor racing championships, and that experience will serve it well as it makes the move to Extreme E,” added series founder and CEO Alejandro Agag.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations at the University of Birmingham. Contact Jake

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