Extreme E confirms return to Scotland for 2024 Hydro X Prix

Former coal mine site hosted electric SUV series last year.
Extreme E

Extreme E has confirmed Scotland will once again host the Hydro X Prix from 13th to 14th July.

Confirmed:

  • Hydro X Prix fills the ‘Europe TBC’ slot on the calendar
  • Restored former coal mine is set to be transformed into a Pumped Storage Hydropower (PSH) plant and wind farm
  • The late announcement was due to ‘the time it took to coordinate the permissions together with the estate, local government and national government’

Context:

Last year’s race at the coal mine delivered a UK£31.06 million (US$39.5 million) economic boost to the local economy, according to a YouGov Sport report. The report covered analysis of attendee and organisational spend across the Extreme E race in Scotland, combined with market specific economic factors, tourism and spending factors for the country.

This is the second time the race in Scotland has had to be confirmed after the official calendar has been released, and follows the event’s initial debut in 2022 being cancelled due to financial difficulties.

Comment:

Alejandro Agag, founder and chief executive of Extreme E, said: “Heading back to the UK and Scotland for the next event of the 2024 Extreme E season is an exciting prospect for our championship.

“It was a hugely successful event last year and we cannot wait to return to such a dramatic location for our action-packed racing series, but also one which has sustainability values at its core.

“Scotland is a strong voice in the adoption of a clean energy future and renewable energy sources, and our Hydro X Prix marks a great opportunity to highlight these important issues that are happening so close to home.

“We are excited to race once again and get the second half of our championship underway.”

Coming next:

Scotland will now kick off the European leg of the Extreme E season, with the third and fourth rounds of 2024 taking place on 13th and 14th July.

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