Extreme E is an FIA -sanctioned international off-road racing series that uses spec electric SUV’s to race in remote parts of the world, such as the Amazon rainforest or the Artic. All racing locations are chosen to raise awareness for some aspects of climate change and Extreme E maintains a "Legacy Programme" which intends to provide social and environmental support for those locations. The series also promotes gender equality in motorsport by mandating that all teams consist of a female and a male driver who share equal driving duties.
The first season began with the Desert X-Prix in Saudi Arabia in April 2021. North One and Aurora Media Worldwide are the host broadcasters, producing live race coverage and a supporting documentary series, combining sport and scientific stories. Viewers can expect a completely new way of consuming sport, with each episode telling not just the story of a race, but also exploring the wider story - itself very much against the clock - of awareness and the need to protect these remote and challenging environments.