Extreme E has announced CBM will continue as its niobium technology supplier and chassis technology supplier for the 2022 season ahead of the double-header in Sardinia next month.
As well as playing a key role in the electric SUVs used in the sport for purpose championship, niobium is also used on board Extreme E’s floating paddock – the RMS St. Helena – which is used to transport the cars, and the championship’s operations and logistics around the world.
Niobium contributes to lighter and more sustainable cars with better energy efficiency. Its technologies are already widely applied in different areas, including safety, emissions reductions and electronics that will lead to a sustainable sector transformation.
“We’re delighted to continue our collaboration into Season 2 with CBMM. As a world leader and global advocate in the application of niobium across a range of products, CBMM are a crucial part of Extreme E’s advancement of sustainable technology,” said Ali Russell, chief marketing officer at Extreme E.
"Extreme E’s unique set of challenges have proved invaluable as a platform for the development of the niobium technology, with improvements made throughout the first season and into this year. With back-to-back races in Sardinia in July, this innovative material could be heading for its greatest test yet.”
Giuliano Fernandes, head of marketing and communications at CBMM, added: “Extreme E continues to mark an innovative opportunity to test, under extreme conditions, the advantages and improved safety provided by the niobium applications present in the structure of the Odyssey 21 eSUV developed in partnership with Spark Technology in France.
“Last year, the impact and visibility of the event helped to show the world the importance of high strength materials we develop, to protect and save lives during accidents and crashes.”