Jeddah : – ALTAWKILAT Universal Motors, one of the leading automotive dealers in Saudi Arabia announced a strategic partnership with Andretti Extreme E to create “ANDRETTI ALTAWKILAT Extreme E” for the off-road electric car racing series. Season 3 of the Extreme E series is scheduled to take place on the 11th and 12th of March 2023.
The announcement was made during a press event which was attended by a large number of local and foreign press media besides local Influencers and motorsports enthusiasts.
Mohammed Abduljawad Chairman and CEO ALTAWKILAT, said:”
We are delighted and honored to partner with Andretti, a legend in motorsports. We admire the great work done by the Andretti team through their Extreme E program to bring awareness to the effects of global warming and to demonstrate the use of alternate mobility solutions such as electric vehicles. We hope to play an active role in bringing awareness to the use of alternate energy sources to reduce air pollution and the need to protect the planet from the negative effects of global warming.
During the Desert X Prix event in Neom, ALTAWKILAT will be launching a major community program coinciding with Earth Day. This program hopes to educate the local population on the need to protect our environment.”
On the occasion of the announcement of the partnership Roger Griffith’s Team Principal ANDRETTI ALTAWKILAT Extreme – E said:” On the eve of the first event of Extreme E’s third season, it is very exciting to be able to announce that we will be competing, here in Saudi Arabia at the Neom X-Prix, as ANDRETTI ALTAWKILAT Extreme E. The new partnership, born initially from a business relationship but quickly evolving into a strong friendship, brings an exciting new chapter to our Extreme E adventure. Saudi Arabia has been in the opening round for the first two seasons and has also produced some incredibly exciting racing and even a second-place finish for the team, not to mention a backdrop that showcases some of the amazing scenery that the Kingdom has to offer. As a team, there has been a lot of work that has gone into the preparation for not only this first event but also the reminder of the season. I know that both Catie and Timmy are excited to get racing again in the new Andretti ALTAWKILAT Oddessy 21 and we all have high expectations for the coming season!”