Leading The Pack: GMC Hummer EV-Inspired Car To Race In Extreme E

GMC announced that it has created a new multiyear sponsorship with Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR). The team will pioneer its first electric racing venture in the 2021 inaugural Extreme E season.

For those not familiar, the Extreme E is a new motorsports prioritizing electric vehicles in the off-road motorsports. The series will challenge both vehicle and drivers in some of the most remote places on earth. All of that will be accomplished while minimizing any impacts on the environment. The new climate-positive approach is geared toward less environmental impact, while continuing to invite and encourage technological innovation.

CGR is entering into the fray with a 550-horsepower electric SUV. The SUV features a unique grille, graphics, bodywork, and was inspired by the GMC Hummer EV. “I can’t think of a better fit than showcasing the look of GMC’s Hummer EV in Extreme E with Chip Ganassi Racing,” said Jim Campbell, General Motors U.S. Vice President, Performance and Motorsports. “Both GMC Hummer EV and the Extreme E series are designed to be revolutionary, to challenge perceptions of electric vehicles, and to showcase their true capability.”

Just in case you haven’t heard, the Hummer EV is being billed as the first-ever, all-electric “super truck.” With GM-estimated best-in-class 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound feet of torque, the numbers are certainly there.

Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Extreme E, said: “We feel very proud to welcome GMC and its iconic GMC Hummer EV to the Extreme E family as it joins forces with our Chip Ganassi Racing team. Not only will Extreme E be a thrilling motorsport, it will also showcase the performance and benefits of electric vehicles.”

To add just a little additional star power to the team, GMC and CGR have retained Kyle LeDuc and Sara Price to be their drivers in the co-ed mandated series. Locations for the new series include places like Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Greenland, Brazil, and Argentina. The season runs from April 2021 to December 2021. Each race consists of ten laps on a predetermined track. Driving responsibility must be exchanged during the race. Also, each team starts with a full battery, and no charging is permitted.

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