Extreme E extends partnership with Bosch
May 3, 2022
Extreme E, the sport for purpose electric off-road racing series, has announced a partnership extension with Bosch, who will continue as the Championship’s Official Power Tool supplier for Season 2.A global provider of power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools, the German brand will continue to provide their professional equipment to service Extreme E’s electric SUV, the ODYSSEY 21. Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Extreme E, said: “I’m thrilled to extend the partnership with Bosch. Continuing our hard work from Season 1, Bosch provided us with the essential tools that helped us deliver Extreme E’s inaugural campaign and I look forward to building upon this relationship for Season 2, especially through our first legacy project collaboration together in Senegal.” As part of the partnership extension, Bosch tools will specifically be used to assist in construction of X Prix event sites, which are held in the most remote corners of the planet to highlight the climate crisis. Alongside providing support on race weekends, Bosch will be committing resources to Extreme E’s Senegal legacy project. They aim to educate the local community of Lac Rose on how to use their tools in addition to leaving the equipment behind for their use in Senegal when Extreme E leaves. The German brand’s tools will be utilised to aid the Lac Rose citizens to rebuild schools and houses. The Bosch ethos is ‘by acting in an economically, environmentally, and socially responsible manner, we want to improve people’s quality of life and safeguard the livelihoods of present and future generations’. This ranges from environmental protection – reducing their ecologocial footprint to creating more sustainable products that help conserve natural resources. These are all values that Extreme E embodies in its environmental purpose to highlight the issues currently facing the planet to inspire action. Henk Becker, CEO of Bosch Power Tools, added: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with Extreme E. Our professional power tools are made for the toughest applications – very similar to those conditions and challenges Extreme E is taking on. We fully support the championship’s purpose to raise awareness for climate change and share its dedication towards innovation and performance.” Extreme E’s five-race calendar visits some of the areas hit worst by the climate crisis to raise awareness and encourage change. In each of the five race locations, Extreme E will leave a long lasting positive impact through its Legacy Programmes.