Extreme E: The new electric rally racing series is gaining momentum

The climate debate stirs up dust – in the literal sense: the E-Cupra Abt XE1 emerges from a cloud of dust on the training course in Spain. It looks like something out of a “desert planet”, sweeps up like out of “Mad Max”, throwing sand and stones and then comes to a stop. Very, very quietly. Allow: extreme electromobility.

On to the ride. Forced into the 1.86 meter high rally monster, lashed down. Come on. And how! The driver’s wild drift is reminiscent of a trip in a Dakar rally mini. Roller coaster. Wow! The gravel crackles deafeningly against the sub-floor, but no burner roars. We jump over hills for meters. What a ride!