Kempower becomes Extreme E racing series’ official charging partner

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Kempower becomes the official charging partner for the radical off-road racing series Extreme E. Extreme E racing series, founded by the same team behind Formula E, showcases electric SUVs and futuristic technologies in some of the world’s most remote and challenging environments. Kempower’s goal to produce durable DC fast-charging solutions that can withstand extreme conditions makes Extreme E the ideal testbed to develop and enhance such innovations.

DC fast charging is particularly helpful in motorsport, as teams depend on quick turnaround times to maximise their opportunities on track.
DC fast charging is particularly helpful in motorsport, as teams depend on quick turnaround times to maximise their opportunities on track.

Kempower becomes the official charging partner for the radical off-road racing series Extreme E. Extreme E racing series, founded by the same team behind Formula E, showcases electric SUVs and futuristic technologies in some of the world’s most remote and challenging environments. Kempower’s goal to produce durable DC fast-charging solutions that can withstand extreme conditions makes Extreme E the ideal testbed to develop and enhance such innovations.  

DC fast charging is particularly helpful in motorsport, as teams depend on quick turnaround times to maximise their opportunities on track. Kempower’s modular and scalable charging system is combined with world-class software to provide the best all-around user experience. Kempower continually stay up to date, experiment, and develop DC fast chargers based on data and feedback.  

Recently demonstrating their EV chargers at the season 2024’s first race, Desert X Prix in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Kempower shares a strong sustainability focus with Extreme E. As well as the company’s charging solutions, Kempower is striving towards 100 per cent recyclability by aiming to reduce the amount of landfill waste to 0 per cent by 2025, as well a 50 per cent reduction in plastic packaging.  

Ali Russell, Managing Director of Extreme E, said: “Innovation is at the heart of what we do here at Extreme E, so to partner with Kempower who are changing the game when it comes to DC fast-charging is exciting. Their technology will help us get the cars out on track even sooner and their reliability credentials in extreme environments suit us perfectly. It is also great that we align on many core sustainability goals with their targets as ambitious as ours.”  

Paula Savonen, VP, Communications, Kempower, said: "Working with Extreme E fits perfectly with Kempower's vision to make this planet a cleaner and quieter place for all of us. We are constantly striving to improve our technology, our software and our service. That's why working with Extreme E, where every competition is extremely challenging to execute, is very motivating and exciting for our team. The Desert X Prix was a great start for the 2024 season - we look forward to the upcoming season and wish all teams the best of luck!”   

To learn more about Extreme E, visit - www.Extreme-E.com  

 

Further information:  
Erik Kanerva, Sales Director, North Europe, Kempower 

+358 40 5239355 

erik.kanerva@kempower.com  

 

About Extreme E:  

Extreme E is a radical off-road racing series, founded by the same team behind Formula E, which showcases electric SUVs and futuristic technologies in some of the world’s most remote and challenging environments.  

This five-event global voyage utilises its sporting platform for the purpose of promoting electrification, environment and equality. The series’ goal is to highlight the impact of climate change in some of the world’s most endangered environments, promote the adoption of electric vehicles to pave the way for a lower carbon future, and provide a world-first gender-equal motorsport platform.  

The first sport to ever be built out of a social purpose, Extreme E aims to minimise environmental impact while maximising awareness, racing in places that have already been damaged or affected by climate change or human interference and taking fans deep into the heart of the most pressing issues facing our planet’s future.  

Not only that, but Extreme E is also helping the car industry to develop future-facing technology using racing as a platform for road innovation, which accelerates change ten-fold.  

In 2025, Extreme E will transition into Extreme H – the world’s first hydrogen off-road racing series – and will be recognised as an FIA Championship from 2025, as we continue to be a pioneer in motorsport.  

 

Season 4 Calendar:   

Saudi Arabia  

17-18 February 2024  

Europe, TBD  

13-14 July 2024  

Sardinia, Italy  

14-15 September 2024  

Sardinia, Italy  

21-22 September 2024  

USA  

23-24 November 2024  

 

About Kempower:  

We design and manufacture reliable and user-friendly DC fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles. Our vision is to create the world’s most desired EV charging solutions for everyone, everywhere. Our product development and production are based in Finland and in the U.S. with the majority of our materials and components sourced locally. We focus on all areas of e-mobility, from electric cars, trucks, and buses to machines and marine. Our modular and scalable charging system and world-class software are designed by EV drivers for EV drivers, enabling the best user experience for our customers around the world. Kempower is listed in the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland. www.kempower.com  

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