Electric off-road racing series Extreme E and founding partner Continental have collaborated on the development of a more sustainable tyre for the 2023 season.
- The new tyre consists of around 43 per cent recycled and renewable materials
- Overall weight of the product has decreased by two kilograms
Context: Continental is a founding partner of Extreme E, having been the exclusive tyre supplier since the series' inaugural season. Continental will supply 30 tyres to each of the ten teams, and each of those tyres will contain polyester from around 60 processed PET bottles.
Comment: Nels von Schnakenburg, technical manager for Extreme E at Continental, said: “We have focused even more strongly on the use of sustainable and recyclable materials with this tyre and are extremely well prepared for the challenges of the 2023 season. We’ve also made further gains with handling performance and have therefore improved drivability. The performance and robustness of the tyre mean it will be able to withstand the full range of challenges Extreme E can throw at it.”
Coming next: Extreme E returns for its third season this weekend in Neom, Saudi Arabia.